Motorola shut down their Silicon Valley office last week which makes me skeptical. It would be pretty silly to move the thing to Beijing.
I'm not sure what this article is implying... Google and Motorola are two separate companies. ATAP became part of X when Google sold Motorola. Are they now entering into some sort of partnership for further development of Ara?
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2015Google not ready to launch this phone. They said their phone fail the drop test. All their mod... moreActually it was a joke on their twitter that the drop test failed. They just recently said that and that they're also going to remove the electromagnets in the design.
Google not ready to launch this phone. They said their phone fail the drop test. All their module fallen off despite using electromagnet to attached each of the module.
lenovo owns moto mobile now. so ara will be go to lenovo in fact.
looking at the demo pics and early videos, i think r&d team went to a wrong direction. too radical design which dramaticlly increase the bulk and weight of the product.
instead, they should still incorp the traditional design PCB with plugs and connectors, but make PCB, casing, plugs, connectors standard for better swappabilities.
just similar to the idea of ATX, mATX, iATX... and mini, mid, full tower case. you get the idea. in fact, i've done simple designs and submit year ago when it started.
i thought ara already was under moto?
still hopeful. still looking forward to this.
Gibbs-kamhagh, 20 Aug 2015Good! Moto is good!! And those moduels are so ugly :S dog and strawberries on a phone? :DThose picture on the modules are customizable. They put those to cover the component which is actually a see-through plastic. Go watch the making of Project Ara smartphone.