Google seems to be a company bound and determined to shake up the cellular phone industry. From the Android operating system that took the world by storm to buying (and selling) Motorola, Google has been very actively trying to get into your pocket, and for the most part it’s been successful. However, now it’s going to try to supplant your smart phone and try to change the way smart phones work by transitioning the business to a more computer-like model. Google’s Project Ara is a modular smart phone, meaning it’s a smartphone you can take apart and upgrade piece by piece. If you want a faster processor or more memory or whatever, odds are Project Ara can provide you with that, either as something you can do yourself or something your provider will do for you.
Google is looking at it as “Android for hardware” and is pitching the phone as being infinitely customizable, with the basic model costing only $50 and the most expensive being… well, however much you want to spend, I’d assume. Everything from the case inward is completely customizable, and it’s for those that want bleeding edge technology. Indeed, some of the phone’s components are going to be 3D printed, which means that you can have a phone like what you’re wanting in a matter of hours. Here’s 12 things you’ll need to know about Project Ara; you’ll have a little time before you have to make a decision about your next phone, but this is definitely something to consider once it becomes available in the United States.Technorati Tags: google, google project ara, google smartphone, google's modular smartphone, modular phone, modular smartphone, project ara, project ara phone