News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday February 26, 2014.
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Project Ara is Google's attempt to build an ecosystem for modular phones, which can make it possible to swap out certain components of a device rather than upgrade to a new phone just to improve one feature. When Motorola first introduced Ara, it was pitched as a concept that would take time to flesh out with help from the development community, and Google is now seeking to encourage that help by hosting an online developer conference.
The Project Ara Developers' Conference will take place April 15-16, 2014. the event will feature a live webstream of talks and a question and answer period that will provide clarity on issues affecting developers. Google will provide a "detailed walk-through of existing and planned features of the Ara platform" in addition to targeted sessions for specific facets of the project. A list of specific topics for sessions will be released at a later date.
The April conference will actually be the first of three conferences Google plans to host to facilitate Ara. It will focus on the Ara Module Developers Kit that helps build a module. More information can be found at the Project Ara website.
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