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Project Ara is happening and its happening fast

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Project Ara is happening and its happening fast

[quote=http://www.kitguru.net/uncategorized/matthew-wilson/google-aims-to-bring-project-ara-to-life-within-a-year/comment-page-1/#comment-172932]One cool feature that was revealed was that the battery inside the phone is hot-swappable, so your phone will stay on in-between switching out the battery and some other components such as the WiFi module or the speaker
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Re: Project Ara is happening and its happening fast

Interesting concept but I fail to see the point really.
Most smart phones have wifi, bluetooth, gps, accelerometers etc so why would you want a phone where you don't get them but have to buy them seperately? - OK better for future upgrades (eg wifi n modules and 4G) but still a bit odd if they don't supply the basics that most phones come with already.
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Re: Project Ara is happening and its happening fast

nah, this is the way to do it http://www.davidhunt.ie/piphone-a-raspberry-pi-based-smartphone/
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Er no lol.
Ok sure for the novelty effect it beats everything else hands down but no apps, too fat...
Cool idea though I'll admit to that.
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Re: Project Ara is happening and its happening fast

I remember laughing at Skoda and Honda as being  too clunky ...
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