Project Ara Prototype shown at Google I/O 2014

Paul Eremenko, the head of Project Ara showed the prototype of Project Ara at Google I/O 2014. Though the phone failed to fully load, Audience cheered on seeing the Android bootup screen. …

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16 Responses to Project Ara Prototype shown at Google I/O 2014

  1. ImSpartacus says:

    Ewwwww, don’t read off of a prompt. We’re used to demos by Steve jobs or that surface pro 3 guy. At least try to be comparable. 

  2. Geoff Smith says:

    If Google makes this, they’ll dominate the mobile industry. iPhone, Samsung, LG – they will all have to catch up. This will be game changing.

  3. Dave Zhang says:

    This is one of the more exciting things I’ve seen from videos at Google I/O 2014. Project Ara coming alive! Now, a commentor I’ve come across in various tech blogs consistently and vehemently claims that he’s read the technical papers and concludes that this project is impossible because of the hardware platform it’s based on. He says he’s an electrical engineer (appeal to my authority argument) and is an outspoken Apple fanboy (of course he is…). This video showing that the prototype boots just short of showing the full Android homescreen leads me to believe that he’s pretty much full of it and is just angry that Google has met with lots of success here. Are there any electrical engineers out there on Google+ that would care to weigh in? Are the prospects of Project Ara (from a technical perspective) good? Or are we a decade out from this becoming viable? 

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  5. Randy O'Briant says:

    The future.

  6. Rajamanickam Antonimuthu says:

    Paul Eremenko, the head of Project Ara showed the prototype of Project Ara at Google I/O 2014. Though the phone failed to fully load, Audience cheered on seeing the Android bootup screen. #projectara #phonebloks #modularphone #google #googleio2014 

  7. sangeeth666 says:

    I hope this never turns in to a reality. PC is already making tons of money from parts. Can’t we just leave it at that?

  8. Mason Brown says:

    Adding in complexity where it isn’t needed. More parts to fail. It’s a cool engineering exercise but I don’t see this becoming a thing.

  9. William Claypoole says:

    Look too limiting. How expensive will all the little modules will become. Would it mean ill have a desk drawer full of little cubes to find just to play each individual game or just to have a weather app module? I believe this makes this way more complex and ridiculous than it needs to be. Definitively for a niche market only.

  10. med icine says:

    there is a reason no one has already made a modular phone. because imagine one block pops off, and you are with a phone that does not work no more, just because one module fell out. and a camera module? pin hole camera will never get very good, on a modular phone, since iphone cameras get much better every time. and the prototype is not even working properly, buggy. motorola can’t make good phones, now google wants to make modular phone with motorola. i think this consept will be adapter to something esle more useful.

  11. Jacob Jones says:


  12. Lyle Solla-Yates says:

    Welcome to the world Ara, you modular, upgrade-friendly smart phone.

  13. Jake Crowns says:

    This reminds me a lot of phoneblocks

  14. mackiwawa says:

    So it’s a copy of phoneblox….

  15. Comawhite94 says:

    Considering that they’re planning “early 2015″ as a public release they have plenty of time to get this working properly. I’ll bet that by fall of this year we’ll see one up and running normally. My concern is that module developers won’t turn a profit right away (since this is such a new concept) that they’ll be scared away, and Ara won’t get a true chance to shine. I’m predicting that Ara will be limited by low number of modules early on, poor battery life, and will likely be bulky. It’ll probably be at least a year or two after release that it will come into its own enough to compete with normal smartphones. Let’s hope that Google is willing to fund the project until then because it seems like a secondary priority for them now. 

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