Google offers developer board for Project Ara modular phone
posted by Alan F. / Jul 15, 2014, 12:01 AM
Before you get the board, you have to agree to a number of terms from Google. Because there is a limited number of boards, Google wants to know precisely how you plan on using it. The boards are necessary because developers need to make sure that their modules work with the circuitry of the handset.
The first set of boards is expected to ship later this month. If you do receive your dev board so soon, it means that Google likes your idea and thinks your module has merit. By the way, the next developer conference will be taking place in November. By then, we will know who won the $100,000 for the first Project Ara Developer Prize Challenge. You need to send in a 5 minute video along with the official entry form. The entry must be in Google's hands by September 1st while a working module must be received by September 30th. On that date, the winner will be notified. The first place winner receives $100,000 and the knowledge that his module will certainly be offered to Project Ara buyers.
Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013
What a waste of resources. RF is such a b1tch. They will never get call quality complying specs set by carriers. And power consumption is also extremely problematic with this kind of modular system since all those connecting interfaces serve as resistances, wasting TONS of energy. The person who approved such a BS project must be a moron.
posted on Jul 15, 2014, 12:15 AM 0
Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014
So just because of resistance of interfaces and energy wastage, the world needs stop inventing? Remember with a single problem, there can be 100s of new innovations. If the issues you mentioned are problematic then they needs to be solved rather than bashing innovations.
posted on Jul 15, 2014, 1:24 AM 5
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You know about system development. If Remixfa was here, you would've lost the debate and discussions. Whateverman Roryrevolution Sniggly Hipresearch These were users were knowledgeable about system developer design, to counter attack you.
posted on Jul 15, 2014, 10:00 AM 0
Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014
Give Google/Motorola the credit they are due. Project Ara is something that is novel and innovative. The opposite of this is Microsoft -- they can't innovate anything on their own.
posted on Jul 15, 2014, 12:39 AM 6
Posts: 204; Member since: Jun 02, 2013
I really wish Google makes a Board with space for 4000mAh battery. And ofcourse the Xenon Flash
posted on Jul 15, 2014, 12:59 AM 0
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