Project Ara gets plug-in pulse oximeter module
Eremenko also sees a future for Project Ara as a device that can help determine crowd sourced data patterns. He says that Google plans on releasing a consumer pilot of the phone sometime next year. A precise date will be announced at the Project Ara developer conference in January.
Yesterday, we told you about a competitor to Project Ara, a modular phone called Vsenn. Unlike Google's modular handset, the challenger allows users to change just three parts of the handset: the camera, the battery and the processor/RAM. Perhaps the competition will force Google to speed up its work on Project Ara. The first Vsenn model will come with a 4.7-inch HD screen and be powered by stock Android.