The team over at Google’s Project Ara recently released an update showing off the progress of one of the most exciting smartphones to look forward to in the near future. The update consists of a video showing the work done at NK Labs (the people in charge of building Project Ara’s prototype), and demonstrates an actual working unit of the device booting up and running on an older version of Android.
The video shows off the modular phone with all the pieces in place, booting up and running on Android Jelly Bean. Google mentioned before that Project Ara will run on Android Lollipop but this is still in the preliminary stage, and it’s good to see everything up and running, right?
Along with the update, Google also announced the second Project Ara Module Developers Conference, which will be happening in two places in January next year. The first event will be happening on 14 January 2015 in Mountain View, and satellite locations at Google offices in New York City, Buenos Aires, and London. The second event will be happening much closer to home, at Singapore on 21 January 2015, with satellite locations at Google offices in Bangalore, Tokyo, Taipei and Shanghai. At the conference, Google will show newer prototypes that, according to the video, will be extremely exciting to look forward to.