Project Ara challenger Puzzlephone should launch in the second half of next year

Project Ara challenger Puzzlephone should launch in the second half of next year
Google's modular Project Ara handset appears to have another challenger on the way. The appropriately named Puzzlephone will give users the option to change three parts of the handset. The Brain is where the electronics of the phone will live, including the camera. Want a better snapper on your Puzzlephone? Simply snap out the current Brain and snap in a new one.

The Spine is where you will find the speakers, microphone and display. And the Heart is where you will find the Puzzlephone's battery. The modular handset is being built by Finnish startup Circular Devices. A forked version of Android will drive the phone. Eventually, the device will support other platforms, like Windows Phone, Sailfish and Firefox OS.

Puzzlephone is expected to launch sometime during the second half of 2015, priced the same as a mid-range smartphone. You might not get the full customization of Project Ara, but you still will have choices to make. One decision you'll have to make, is whether you want a modular phone without the Google Play Store.


source: Puzzlephone via PhoneBloks, AndroidandMe

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10 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

"Hey, what phone is that?" "It's a Puzzlephone!" Lol, that sounds pretty pathetic if you ask me...

2. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Hmm. Lets see

3. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

The device looks more like a phone than the ARA devices

9. buccob

Posts: 2945; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

which seems to also makes it less modular than ARA devices... Puzzlephones seems to only have 2, maybe 3 modules... screen and 2 on the back... (maybe you can disassemble them further, IDK) Anyway I would rather have them make cool ARA modules than a competitor that ties you to its own.

4. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

More choices, more fun!

5. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

its going to great swapping in a 16mp from 13mp one.

6. vivek_ananda

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 20, 2012

reminds of Puzzle bar in HIMYM :)

7. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

How can this be a "challange" for the Ara Project?

8. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Not sure since Ara project hasn't even push out any phone to the market yet

10. jack123

Posts: 274; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

I hope they will come up better name which more attractive but simple. if anybody hold a phone called PuzzlePhone, the others would make a joke and said "Hey! your phone look nice and what's it call again? puzzi phone?.

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