Samsung's unique design uses not one, but two smartphones that are held together using magnets.
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
Modular smartphones would have adversely impacted revenues of OEMs, without providing any real advantage to end users.
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
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.
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 its mobile phones with modular, replaceable parts - the first phone ever that the tech giant is manufacturing - by next year.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.