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Google's modular smartphone, Project Ara, smiles for the camera

Project Ara, Google's soon-to-be next big thing, gets a much more detailed look before its unveiling next year

By Anthony Garreffa | Nov 8, 2014 08:46 pm CST

We've been waiting for a much closer look at Google's super-interesting Project Ara modular smartphone technology, and thanks to Engadget Expand in NYC over the weekend, we're now getting a much closer look at the modular smartphone.

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Project Ara was running an older version of Android during the event, something that will be fully updated to the latest version of Android before it reaches consumers' hands. Google's Advanced Technology Projects, and Project Lead on Project Ara, Paul Eremenko, showed off the ease of switching around the modules on the modular handset, something he called hot-swapping, which we should all be familiar with. He also teased how the Endoskeleton's bus will handle all of the hot-swapping of its components.

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Eremenko also talked about an app that allowed the modules to be "ejected", which will turn off the electro-permanent magnet, allowing the module to be removed. There will also be another module on offer, something that will sport an LED that will allow you to read your pulse.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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