Project Ara is an impressive product, no doubts about it. Google stands a chance to change the way we think of phones forever.
The idea is sound – you get a phone, use it for a while, and when you need extra horse-power – simply change the underlying CPU. You can do the same with camera, add more RAM, or even change the big screen for a smaller one accompanied with a physical QWERTY keyboard.
The search giant is already gathering interest of developers and component makers, and we’ll likely see the first Project Ara phone and modules hitting the market at some point next year.
All the media attention this project got prompted other vendors to join the race. Here we want to present you with 3 similar projects: ZTE Eco-Mobius, Xiaomi “Magic Cube”, and Vsenn by a former Nokia Android X department.