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Samsung is already thinking past foldable smartphones with magnetic modular devices
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Samsung is already thinking past foldable smartphones with magnetic modular devices

Samsung's unique design uses not one, but two smartphones that are held together using magnets.

Facebook is working on a 'modular electromagnetic device', most probably a smartphone
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Facebook is working on a 'modular electromagnetic device', most probably a smartphone

Not just a 'modular' device, Facebook is reportedly foraying into consumer hardware products that may involve next-gen cameras, augmented reality (AR) devices, drones, and even a brain scanning technology

LG G6 will not be modular smartphone
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LG G6 will not be modular smartphone

According to reports, LG will not continue to use a modular design for the upcoming G6 flagship handset. Google had recently announced the end of Project Ara, which was a disappointment for many. LG taking a similar path is not surprising at all.

Why Project Ara failed: technology is not yet advanced enough for modular smartphones
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Why Project Ara failed: technology is not yet advanced enough for modular smartphones

Modular smartphones would have adversely impacted revenues of OEMs, without providing any real advantage to end users.

Google's Project Ara modular smartphone plans shelved: Report
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Google's Project Ara modular smartphone plans shelved: Report

Alphabet’s Google has suspended Project Ara, its ambitious effort to build what is known as a modular smartphone with interchangeable components, as part of a broader push to streamline the company's hardware efforts

Project Ara and beyond: Here's what your next smartphone could look like
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Project Ara and beyond: Here's what your next smartphone could look like

The idea for a modular smartphone is not new. But interest in the same died out as Apple showed the consumer (and the industry) that the iPhone was the way to go.

Google I/O 2016: Project Soli could be the next revolution in wearable tech
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Google I/O 2016: Project Soli could be the next revolution in wearable tech

Project Soli is an attempt to remove physical interaction with a smart device by utilising very tiny radar chips to detect gestures

Google plans to start selling Project Ara modular phones in 2017
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Google plans to start selling Project Ara modular phones in 2017

Google plans to start selling its mobile phones with modular, replaceable parts - the first phone ever that the tech giant is manufacturing - by next year.

Facebook woos Google's Regina Dugan, former head of DARPA and Google ATAP
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Facebook woos Google's Regina Dugan, former head of DARPA and Google ATAP

Regina Dugan, former head of DARPA and vice president of Google's ATAP group has now moved to Facebook. At Facebook, she will be heading a group labelled Building 8, which is positioned as a rival to Google's ATAP.

LG G5, Project Ara and others: The modular smartphone revolution may come sooner than expected
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LG G5, Project Ara and others: The modular smartphone revolution may come sooner than expected

Last year, the company gave us a glimpse into some other interesting projects, upping our hopes on all those weird phone concepts that we wished could become a reality in the future.

Google Project Ara modular phones delayed to 2016
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Google Project Ara modular phones delayed to 2016

Google has tweeted about the delay in the Project Ara with testing pushed to 2016. The company disclosed that there are no plans to test the modular phone project in Puerto Rico later this year.

Google I/O 2015 ATAP keynote: Project Jacquard, Soli, Ara, Vault and more!
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Google I/O 2015 ATAP keynote: Project Jacquard, Soli, Ara, Vault and more!

If there's one thing we've learned this Google I/O, it's to keep a closer eye at ATAP. The name ought to raise curiosity, and stands for Advanced Technology and Projects. It's like Google Labs, but for far more exciting interfaces and hardware technologies. Google hasn't disappointed us this time!

Toshiba demos camera modules for Google's Project Ara smartphones
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Toshiba demos camera modules for Google's Project Ara smartphones

A new report states that the company has started demonstrating camera modules for Ara. The camera modules will be made available in both 5MP and 13MP versions, and a 2MP front-facing module is also in the works.

Toshiba and Gujarat-based firm partner to develop chips for Google's Project Ara phones
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Toshiba and Gujarat-based firm partner to develop chips for Google's Project Ara phones

Techno major Toshiba in collaboration with Gujarat-based Einfochips will provide chips for Google's revolutionary modular smartphone project, 'Ara', a senior company executive said in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

Puzzlephone: This concept turns old smartphone into a supercomputer
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Puzzlephone: This concept turns old smartphone into a supercomputer

With an aim to extend the life of smartphones and reduce e-waste, Circular Devices is working on a modular smartphone concept, called Puzzlephone.

Google's Project Ara smartphone to premiere in Puerto Rico later this year
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Google's Project Ara smartphone to premiere in Puerto Rico later this year

Google announced that it will unveil a modular smartphone in Puerto Rico this year as part of a pilot program that will allow people to choose their own hardware based on their needs and interests.