Google is surely one of the most innovative tech firms in the modern era. After revolutionizing the Android handset market, the company continues to provide the most cutting edge innovations to the smartphone world in Google’s project Ara smartphone or more commonly called as the modular phone is all set to be previewed before the end of this year after the tech giant takes it into commercial market some time during the next year.
The modular smartphone is all set to be tested in the Puerto Rico, a new testing ground for Google. The announcement was made at a Project Ara developer’s conference held in Mountain View, California. Regina Dugan, the Googler in charge of one of the most ambitious attempts in order to design and market a fully customized swappable modular smartphone running on Android, made the inspirational announcement.
The phone would be displayed to the public via food trucks, while Claro and Open Mobile are the two cellular networks on the island that are also partners in the pilot. Google also released that it would have released over 20 modules for people to test and use when customizing their modular phones by the time the pilot launches.
This would present Google the shortcomings of the phone as well as would also present opportunities as to what type of problems may arise and how to tackle those issues as well, before taking it to the next level.
These types of projects are often hyped with uncertainties, but if the phone gathers audience and makes a mark, then it would possibly alter the way in which we look at phones as of now, because modularity can bring with it a lot of opportunities. It would completely revolutionize the way we look and expect of our phones because these customizations would possibly usher the smartphone market into the future of ubiquitous computing.