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Last year, I saw with great doubt, but yet with great expectation, this video above. At the time, it was a nice concept that would change the world of mobile phones as we know it. But for the time, I didn’t think that this concept would make its way to reality until Motorola started working on ‘Project Ara’.
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‘Project Ara’ is the development of the first modular phone and since Google bought Motorola ‘Project Ara’ became part of Google. Google continued Motorola’s work and now ‘Project Ara’ is even more close to reality than before.
How does it work?
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This modular phone is basically a skeleton that has the main circuit and permanent magnets where you can attach modular components. This modular components are personalized to your taste and your needs and provided by third party manufacturers.
So, why should you be excited on this project?
Better for the environment
This topic is on the video but yet I think it’s important to talk about it too. Most of the time, we replace our old technology because some components are with a malfunction or simply because there is something new we want but, when that happen, all the other components that were fine are going to trash, without even having any sort of problem.
Better for you
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How many times have you wished to have a better camera, or a different component? With this modular phone you can do that! Just simply buy the component you want and change it. It’s that simple. And because you can change only that component, you have the phone you always want it and it’s cheaper (the upgrade of course).
It adapts to you and your life
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As shown on the first video you can adapt the phone to your life and your needs and that is pretty awesome! Imagine that one day you need more battery, you can simply have the module to a bigger battery and put it and remove a component that you wouldn’t need. And on another day you want something else and adapt the phone to that day.
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So one day I imagine that instead of having different companies making different phones they make modular components and then you choose the skeleton and the modules you want according to your taste and desire and that could be the smartphone of the future.
And this future might be coming sooner than you think (probably this year).
What do you think? Is this the next big thing? Leave a comment down below.