The modular phone concept is without a doubt one of the most interesting mobile device to look forward to in the near future and if you’re as excited as I am about it, the Phonebloks team has recently released a video showing the progress of Google’s Project Ara. The video brings you to Google’s office and on top of introducing you to all of the people involved in the project, it also shows some interesting insights to Project Ara.
As you can see in the video, the Project Ara team is currently looking on things to hold each module together. The idea is to have everything held together without using a casing to cover its beautiful design. The technique shown in the video uses electropermanent magnets that allow modules to slide in place easily and are locked together with a quick burst of voltage controlled with an app.
The video also shows off 3 different endoskeletons in render form, showing that the largest sized endoskeleton can fit 9 modules, the mainstream sized with 8 modules and a mini version that can handle at least 6. Other things covered include the 3D printing part, as well as a look into the UI of the Ara configurator app.
Want to find out more? There will be an Ara Developer Conference happening later this month so stay tuned because this will be the first ever conference for Project Ara and we definitely can’t wait to see what details they have to offer.