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It looks like Google's modular Project Ara smartphone has some fresh competition. Circular Devices has been working on the Puzzlephone, a simpler take on Android phones that you can upgrade yourself. Instead of letting you replace things piece-by-piece, it divides parts into "the Brain" (core elec...

December 1st 2014 at 5:23pm 0 Comments
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Initiatives like Project Ara and Vsenn show that modular smartphones might very well be the future. The idea of selectively upgrading various parts of a device at your own convenience appeals to a lot of people. Does this sort of approach sound interesting to you? Head over to the Engadget forums...

November 13th 2014 at 5:31pm 0 Comments
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Project Ara isn't the only modular phone to look forward to anymore: it now has a fledgling rival in Vsenn, a startup co-founded by a former Nokia Android X program manager... at least according to its website. The project's so new, all its details can fit in a splash page at this point, though it...

November 7th 2014 at 6:50am 0 Comments
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It's been just over a year since Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division announced Project Ara, a full-scale effort to produce the world's very first modular smartphone. The team has been working hard and fast to get a unit on the market before the end of its two-year mission, an...

November 4th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Project Ara is surely one of the most exciting things Google is working on right now -- at least from the ones we're aware of. Better yet, given how young it is, chances are it will only keep getting better and more interesting. While speaking at a Purdue University event, Google's Paul Eremenko,...

October 23rd 2014 at 11:01am 0 Comments
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Project Ara is primarily focused on building a modular smartphone in the hopes of changing the industry, but is that the only type of mobile device on the drawing board? Absolutely not. An executive at Toshiba, one of Google's partners on the project, just revealed that his company's vision of the...

April 16th 2014 at 3:54pm 0 Comments