Google's Project ARA modular parts and design revealed
Google's Project Ara - a modular phone design that has upgradable hardware parts is said to be the next big thing in the world of smartphones. The modular phone was in a experimental state throughout last year and Google hopes to launch the fruit of its labor in about a year (hopefully) . So far , we got to a taste of how a modular phone works thanks to some early demo's ,but now Google's ATAP division (Advanced technology and projects) have successfully tested out the Toshiba UniPro switch and bridge ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits) which are used to connect modules to the rest of the device and so far the results are positive .Modular parts such as the processor - which are said to be sourced from Nvidia (Nvidia Tegra K1) and Marvell (PXA1928) are said to be compatible while companies like RockChip will get onboard with the next stage of development . Google hopes to unveil the 3rd generation of the Spiral modular phone (Spiral 3) in 2015 .