FromChinaWithLove, 20 May 2016Or, this is just like nexusQ player( it's dead before it even arrive) because the timing just ... moreI'd completely forgotten about the nexusQ!
PuzzlePhone are expecting to start consumer shipments in September, around the time Google are releasing the very few devkits so they're already behind with a less modular phone.
the only reason i upgrade phones is for the camera so yes im buying this one. Unless google does "pie in the sky" again. i dont wanna buy modular just to use modular functionality you know what i mean
RC255, 20 May 2016So, after many delays, many years of waiting and many promises we might - just might - get hal... moreOr, this is just like nexusQ player( it's dead before it even arrive) because the timing just simply not right anymore. When the idea of nexusQ failed and it does take sometimes for Google to out the chromecast years later!
People would best avoid the first generation of devices. Unless they have lots of spare cash lying around.
Good idea...liked it...
But the first device will be a disaster...
But in the future it will rock...i assume
And im really concerned about the durability of the device...will it hold all the modules in rough situations... :(
So, after many delays, many years of waiting and many promises we might - just might - get half of them. Well done Google.
The interchangeable chipset and RAM were a couple of the biggest selling points of this but we're still going to be told how much power we 'need' and with only 6 slots we're not going to have the choice in parts either - at this point at least and how long until they actually give us what they've said? 2 generations? 3, 4?
Unfortunately for Google, they have taken too long to give too little. This is no different from nexpaq - which is already in production and ready to order for the top phones and preorder for more.
We have PuzzlePhone nearly up and ready for release and that lets you change the chipset and RAM.
There are a couple of others out there that are in competition with ARA and Google as well that are nearing release.
When I first heard about this - as PhoneBloks - I was really excited by what this could mean for phones in the future but it has been delayed - through faults and production issues - so many times now that they've lost any initiative that they had and the competition have taken the lead.
I'm still excited for this and want it to succeed - I really do - but I get the feeling others are going to do it first and better.
> you probably won't be able to swap out the chipset, battery, or display
Why is it needed then?
So, this project is still alive? With the mobile industry moving fast nowadays, i thought the Ara phone are long forgotten and dead.