The Project Ara modular phone is exciting, but taking a while to actually come to market. It turns out creating a phone with developer-created hardware modules is tough.
But that hasn’t stopped Google’s ATAP group before. Today, ATAP announced the second Project ARA Module Developers Conference which will take place in Mountain View, California on January 14. Another event will be held in Singapore on January 21. Both events will have satellite locations.
In the meantime, here’s a video of a Project ARA prototype booting up. Something that didn’t happen during a demo at Google I/O .
Project Ara is Google ATAP’s bold idea to create a phone that lets users upgrade individual hardware components with new or updated features instead of replacing the entire phone. It would give users the ability to create their perfect phone without spending money on features they might never use.