News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 16, 2014.
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Project Ara, the modular phone concept started by the advanced projects group at Motorola (now Google), has been shown in increasing detail in recent months. One of the most important details has finally been released as Google confirms when consumers will get a chance to buy one -- January 2015. At its Project Ara developer conference, Google revealed that consumers will be able to purchase an Ara phone early next year. Developers will get access sooner as a way to grow and test the product before it launches for end users.
Ara allows consumers to upgrade specific components of a device rather than purchase a new phone every time someone wants a better camera or processor. Consumers will be able to build a phone to their liking using a Moto Maker-like website and app that will construct the Ara model of their liking. Prices will vary based on components selected, but users will be able to personalize the components used and the outward appearance of each module.source: 9to5 Google
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