They couldn't decide on how to make sure all hardware parts from all third party manufacturers helped mine information that Google could sell.
The Ara project itself was a big threat to Googles smartphone monopoly which is why they were so eager to buy it and "keep working on it" to make sure the bad will wouldn't hurt their mining operations.
hahaha. this has to be happend with google.
you think snatching project era from motorola helps or u can stop motorola .
no one can stop motorola .
Motorola is the father of inventions . rest of all follows .
even apple standing on current position just because of ex motorola team
I believe their current module format added to its failure. I think adding batteries to each module was dumb in the first place. They should have used an exoskeleton(frame) that had a place for one large battery that sits in the middle of the exoskeleton (frame). In other words be sandwiched in between therefore making it a little thicker. They could make it removable as well. So this one battery would be sandwiched in between both the front and back modules. The idea of batteries in each module that needs them was just dumb. By eliminating the power from each module, this now has an added benefit of giving more space back to the actual modules themselves.
Not to mention the bus speed was too slow. It was only 10 gigabit, and that is for the display, sound, camera(s), USB ports, processor module, storage, or anything else. If they would have used Fibre optics instead for all the communication between the modules. Then you could easily bump it up by 10 times, if not more than the current speed of Ara. The wired bus was also susceptible to outside interference which could lead to transmission degradation using a wired bus with exposed pins. If Fibre optics was used, then you would only need wires and pins to provide power to the modules. All communication would run on the Fibre optics.
Google should have hired me for Ara. I would have made it happen, and it would be correct the first time.
I wished it could work... but I also didn't think it could possibly be competitive.
Anonymous, 02 Sep 2016Well even with the current tech they still can put at least 5000-6000mah without making the ph... moreThe problem with the higher capacity batteries in a smaller size is that they are much more unstable and tend to swell much much more easily. This is one of the main reasons why phone makers have not switched to a more compact battery and why you can find 3rd party batteries with ~200 more mAh available for purchase. Technically...there is still a technological standstill with batteries with several seemingly promising technologies coming up here and there.
Khrist, 02 Sep 2016If this report is indeed true, it would be very upsetting. Project Ara had so much potential t... moreNah! A few key points to tell that it came too late or it is still ahead. Why? First of all, price, the parts, manufacturers, etc. The idea isn't bad but the problem are OEM/manufacturers, tell me who would want to make alot of mobile CPU, camera, batteries etc modules to sit there and wait for someone to buy it? And what about the shapes and sizes of the modules and their function? Also does all of them work/compatible fine with others? Unless all modules size are fixed( but how could they since there's small phone and big phone), then there'll be problem.
Example: you have a 5inch screen, now the back of the phone need to fill with modules altogether to equal the front size of the phone. And let's say you take out a small battery and switch a big one into it. Does the size of the battery stay the same of different( if the size is same then why capacity is different?) And the same problem can relate to all other parts too. Also would any OEM/manufacturers willing to make all different kind of mobile CPU, batteries, camera etc?
not surprising even from the first announcement. the thing with devices is integration of components to make smaller and cheaper. Project Ara is opposite of this.
yet, i see this useful for multiple industries where they require sensors/components that are replaceable and can be upgraded while retaining typical smartphone components.
If this report is indeed true, it would be very upsetting. Project Ara had so much potential to be something great & new.
Herodroid, 02 Sep 2016oh my god... after all these years... after google promises... how can they just suspend proje... moreit has been coming all along. so many subtle signs like changing the design, delays, updates going silent. even the people who applied for the developer edition didn't get any word at all.
but a lot of people were hoping, and keeping the hype alive for a long time.
Good. I knew it would never make it to market. The best everyone can wish for is Google actually learned something tbey can apply to future hardware and/or software as a result of all the money spent on r&d.
AnonD-188372, 02 Sep 2016Er,the American version of the HTC hd2 had 1.4gb of ram,the 'normal" hd2 had 768mb,that was TE... moreYea the truth is technology is always many years ahead of what they offer. Everything is a hug scam. 2016 and they still make phones with 1GB ram or with no ambient light sensor. And not to mention batteries...
viveksubhash, 02 Sep 2016the battery tech has not improved in proportion to the rest of the cirsuitry that goes into ga... moreEr,the American version of the HTC hd2 had 1.4gb of ram,the 'normal" hd2 had 768mb,that was TEN years ago..there have been various small run devices since then that had 1gb+..
viveksubhash, 02 Sep 2016the battery tech has not improved in proportion to the rest of the cirsuitry that goes into ga... moreWell even with the current tech they still can put at least 5000-6000mah without making the phone too thick or heavy. They just don't want to. The technology is not the problem (Not to mention many new technologies came up and they are always suppressed), it's the politics, as always.
the battery tech has not improved in proportion to the rest of the cirsuitry that goes into gadgets..i think thats the core problem...just 5 years ago a 1gb ram phone was unthinkable..now they have 6gb ram phones...there are laptops that have less
There goes Project Ara. Just another Google Glass. Everything they invented never work out well. Stop inventing anything Google! Too much false hopes.
Nechan, 02 Sep 2016With cheap price of Chinese Smartphone and Samsung Mid Range, it doesn't really matter if you ... moreNo, they can't last 3 years with those non-removable batteries. And the point is not even how often you change it - current smartphones just suck, with no exception. Project Ara would have been a gem for everyone who wants something more than a fashion toy - a smartphone for your own needs and taste that you actually like and don't own just because there is nothing better.
With cheap price of Chinese Smartphone and Samsung Mid Range, it doesn't really matter if you change smartphone every year. If you really want a phone that last longer buy the flagship (2-3 years, even iphone can last more). I don't think the part of ara phone wil last longer, and the price of the part will be pricey too. So not cost effective for users thought.