Project Ara is staying with Google's Android team
1. kryme (Posts: 313; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)
crap and i was looking forward to the moto x2... oh well....
2. Troysyx (Posts: 170; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
Yep, I'm in the same boat as you. Moto X really caught my attention and I was probably going to get the next version of it. But now?? Probably not :-(
3. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1153; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
I doubt this will have any effect on Motorola's plans on new devices
5. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
Yes but it won't be the same... Not entirely.. Being owned by Google and then being owned by Lenovo is DEFINITELY going to reflect on the devices...
4. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 232; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
I'm happy to hear about Project Ara. When I first heard of PhoneBloks it was a sorely needed breath of fresh air for the stagnant mobile industry. I'm fully behind the idea of a fully modular phone.
10. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3577; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
It's a cool idea, but I highly doubt it will come to fruition anytime in the near future. I don't think most OEMs are thrilled about this idea.
11. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 232; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
The whole point is to get the OEMs to make the modular parts. I know the idea might not thrill them, but if they contribute early, they'll be way ahead of the curve. I do believe that a modular phone is on the horizon.
12. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3577; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I disagree. I don't see this happening anytime soon, if ever. OEMs would much rather have you buying a brand new phone from them every year or every other year than you being able to just purchase a part here & there every once in a while. I can't imagine the amount of money they could stand to lose from such an endeavor. Not to mention, phones have been trending toward a slimmer form factor for many years now. Modular phones would be at very least, very bulky. The OEMs will do what they have to to make sure this never happens.
6. byazatt (Posts: 198; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Great news, now we can get Motorola devices worldwide. that's a good thing