1. ahmad karaki's Avatar
    Project Ara was a modular smartphone project under development by Google
    Under its original design, Project Ara was intended to consist of hardware modules providing common smartphone components, such as processors, displays, batteries, and cameras, as well as modules providing more specialized components, and "frames" that these modules were to be attached to. This design would allow a device to be upgraded over time with new capabilities and upgraded specifications without requiring the purchase of an entire new device, providing a longer lifecycle for the device and potentially reducing electronic waste

    Why Microsoft doesn't work on such device since windows already support changing device hardware ?
    05-20-2017 10:14 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    The issues with modular hardware like that are, I believe, strictly market and hardware, not the OS.

    I don't remember the specifics off the top of my head however.
    05-20-2017 12:08 PM
  3. ven07's Avatar
    The thing that killed that project, imo, was a lack of enthusiast. I mean apart from a 'small' (using this term very loosely lol) group of people that would actually bother to upgrade certain aspects of their phone, the majority of users wouldn't be running out the door every month or every time a new mod dropped, to splurge.

    The idea was solid. Give the people the choice, but it would be a long term thing with most and tbh most people don't handle multiple choices very well :p
    05-20-2017 12:29 PM

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