well i cant say for mow if its a good idea or not,but if i should speak based on wat im seeing at the moment i would say dis is rubish.how can i have a fone with different components? and what if one gets missing? den dats trouble right.. wat are they playing at...
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2014The most open phones I've used are from Google. Did you forget about the entire Nexus line?The phone might be open, but then so is your data.
Great idea, but within having individually segmented and interchangeable parts that means you have a case for each module, increasing the space and mass of each component, not just by the case level, but by not having everything purposely designed to fit into a grander case, overlapping etc.
... or make the full area battery module the back cover, hiding the other modules and keeping them secure.
They need to make a battery module which spans the entire area of the phone and sits sandwiched behind all the other modules.
Maskakos, 02 Mar 2014I am all in for new advancements in technology but there is no way this is ever going to be mo... moreTotally agree! This kind of smartphone seems an to be an interesting idea, but nothing more. Although it promises many advantages such as the possibility to change modules with the latest technology, I can not imagine that buying such a phone will give me more benefits in comparison to the purchase of an ordinary one-block smartphone. The original modules may work fine, but the upgraded modules may not work as expected. There will certainly be compatibility issues when changing modules. There will be also issues with the durability of the single modules and with the compactness of the whole smartphone. Electronic products are designed to age very fast and become non-functional after one to two years. I will be very surprised if phoneblocks ever get into production.
I still think its lame. And in any case its not suitable for buying low spec first and then upgrade later, gonna be more expensive in total, and even after the upgrade you are still left with a lame phone.
TrueNeutral, 02 Mar 2014I would love to see the egg on your face when this is released next year.Releaased does not mean it will be succesfull! Other than some enthusiast that will get it I don't see it becoming a mainstream product.
Don't get me wrong I love the idea, I just don't see it being able to compete with "normal" phones.
tech lvr, 02 Mar 2014You should wait for a Nokia device, because still the high megapixels supported in android pho... moreI dont agree that it wud need 16 cores as the dual core lumia 1020 uses 41mp cam with xenon flash.i am sure sd800 or sd801 or the latest samsung Exynos processors are capable of supporting better higher configuration ...its just that Android OEM's needs to understand the customer's choices .i know the price wud be high however someone needs to take 1st step .and why sud i sacrifice the CAPABLE Android os just for 41mp cam with xenon flash??
I would love to see the egg on your face when this is released next year.
I am all in for new advancements in technology but there is no way this is ever going to be more than a gimmick project. However good job they make it's imposible to make a devise from seperate components without making it a alot bigger. And please don't say that technology made things happen that you never imagined a few years back. This is just common sense, you can't expect a compact devise with same features to have the same dimentions with the same devise assembled from deferent modules.
For the mobile industry being as compact as possible is one of the most important feature.
Yes you could always can "create" a desktop but space was never an issue there. You are not able (at least not practically by any oem) to make your own laptop even. So a phone is very far fetched.
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2014If Google is behind this "phoneblocks" than you can't have freedom, because I doubt ... moreWell, i wouldnt say that.
For Example, you can install a Ubuntu OS on a Nexus4 Phone. Same goes for Salifish OS.
Polish soliciter, 02 Mar 2014You should be thanking the Phonebloks team for this idea, not Google.The phoneblocks guy didn't do one bit of actual engineering, and Motorola had people working on this concept before the phoneblocks guy posted his first video. You can thank Motorola (and now Google) for this.
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2014If Google is behind this "phoneblocks" than you can't have freedom, because I doubt ... moreThe most open phones I've used are from Google. Did you forget about the entire Nexus line?
Anonymous!, 02 Mar 2014WoW Google is sooooo awesom! Thank you google for being such innovative company!!! :DYou should be thanking the Phonebloks team for this idea, not Google.
sharky, 02 Mar 2014Lenovo OWNS Motorola not Google !!! :)Correction, Lenovo owns Motorola but only the mobile part, google keep the patents and the division of Project Ara, the only thing Google always wanted from Motorola was that division. They sell the electrodomestic division too if I dont remember wrong.