" With Ara, such issues could be solved quickly and cheaply. Without Ara, phone upgrades are an all-or-nothing proposition. "
well there's your reason, lol
thgun2, 31 Jul 2019Custom phones you say! Dell did custom computers did not sell in the shops. Look what happened... morehere system was over Â£1000 and nothing to show for it he was robbed""
what does been robbed have anything to do with the PC
Anonymous, 28 Jul 2019Much better than the modular idea is simply everyone who buys a phone, to have the choice, l... moreCustom phones you say! Dell did custom computers did not sell in the shops. Look what happened to them they ended up selling in the shops. I know someone who bought a dell custom pc. There system was over Â£1000 and nothing to show for it he was robbed. So custom phones is not a good idea unless you know what your doing.
What about Puzzlephone guys? Are they still alive? It seems they are working on some modular router... did they abandon the modular phone idea?
MHanz, 29 Jul 2019It never delivered because ti is bad for business, it can't force people to buy whole new phon... moreI have to agree 100%.It is really sad how greed kills the advancement of technology and its improvement.The project is completely is aiming to do completely the opposite of what all Comapanies want,they even sealed the batteries now so you cant replace them,you gotta buy a new phone or pay some crazy repair price.This isn't true just with phones tho,thats the scary part.I read about a very smart guy who made renewable electricity very cheaply in his garage,guess what,all articles are deleted,nobody has ever heard about him since and noone will admit it.Why? so people can pay tons of $$ every month,whats even worse is the negative impact on the planet too but thats a different topic.
It never delivered because ti is bad for business, it can't force people to buy whole new phones every so often now with 24 month carrier contracts fooling the gullible into thinking costly flagship phones have suddenly because "affordable" on a monthly basis. many just turn in their hardly 1.5 year old phone for the next flagship launched because their contract allows them to trade in for so called small (read 1/4th cost) upfront cost for the new phone. They are perpetually slaves to the telcos this way. Pure greed led to the demise of this concept.
PeterThePanda, 28 Jul 2019Project Ara died because smartphone manufacturers would rather have people buy new phones ever... more100% agree with you.
Always been about profit maximisation. Nothing worth having in life comes free.
Motorola still leading iinovation but leno holding bsck, wish will bring its own brand. Apple should buy Motorola as planned, expensive but worth, leaving google no patent weapon against apple
Anonymous, 28 Jul 2019They should try again. motorola did tryed very hard and it did not end very well for them
Moto Mods are friggin fantastic & convenient to use really. It's just sad the add on accessories haven't been upgraded and no new ones have been realeased lately.
Plus Moto phones are not competitive enough with their pricing to spec ratio
Its a very good idea which deserves further research & prototyping
Anonymous, 28 Jul 2019Carol, I still run my Galaxy S6 from release date, had some battery issues and software proble... moreThe charging cycle for the s9 and s10 have been increased so the battery holds max capacity for longer I thing round 50 %
For a modular battery to have it water proof they need to sort some wireless out
Anonymous, 28 Jul 2019I personally think that a huge conspiracy could be the force behind the demise of Project Ara.... moreSecond theory way more possible.
Companies buy projects all the time so that to sunset them.
Main difference with IBM PCs is that they were striving to become popular and generally adopted at the time so they did anything to decrease the cost and thus become more friendly to the average consumers. Replaceable parts was only side effect of it.
Project Ara only happened late in the life of the smartphone industry so it could only serve to cut revenues from android/google partners. So google bought Motorola gutted her and then sold her for pennies. That was the plan to begin with.
As long as we have cartels and no true free markets we will be getting such behaviors. It's better than having a king ordering things to be manufactures, but not much removed from that system.
Hopefully, one day, in a thousand years perhaps, we will have truly free markets and such behaviors would be instantly punishable by the market forces...
Electrical circuit never have stable connection, just a light touch on usb or 3.5 audio jack, it will reset the connection.
It would never work because these endos will cost close to buying a new phone and the overall size and weight of the phone will be higher. Most people buy cheap chinese phones and dump them in a year or two. Not only cheaper but thinner and lighter.
Seems like a nightmare of a phone for the company making it. Too many places where things could go wrong and not nearly enough interest in the product to make it worth the effort.
Prior to dying, Ara changed over to what was basically a moto mod model. The "endo" wuld be a complete phone, complete with a non removable battery, and the modules were gimicky accessories. I was super excited when Google first announced they were picking up phoneblocks, but they killed it like they kill everything else.
Carol, 28 Jul 2019What phone works for more then 2 years without problems #battery would be the first, and ups i... moreCarol, I still run my Galaxy S6 from release date, had some battery issues and software problems, both issues got resolved with a factory reset. Battery is now not the same but I can last a whole day with my type of usage which includes watching some live streams throughout the day.
Do you leave your phone charging overnigth? Do you let it run out of battery? Are you turning your phone off at all? All these factors can affect, phones are pretty reliable but people use it like if they were toys and then claim them not lasting... These are delicate devices, not meant to receive any impacts.