An affordable $50 price tag for Google’s Project Ara
Time issued a report hinting towards the arrival of the Google Ara smartphones in early 2015 which will come with an entry price tag of $50. While Motorola was being handed down to Lenovo, the search giant held back the team which was behind the Ara project. The price tag keeps the promise of providing modular smartphones at affordable rates. This reasonable price tag will only include the moist basic form of Wi-Fi and no cellular connection. Once the device is launched, there will different models available and also the modules can be added to the device with an extra charge.
According to what the Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group has revealed to Time, the Ara project will make its way in three different sizes. Though the sizes are not customizable, they will cover everything up as they range from a pocket-friendly device to a full-blown phablet. The endoskeleton around which the project has been designed is provided by Google itself because it wants to ensure tight control over the platform. As far as the prototype is concerned, the Project Ara main unit with added modules is 9.7 mm thick and with larger batteries the thickness of the full setup will be retained at 10 mm.
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