Google, who you may remember from their part in every facet of human existence, announced recently they are getting in the modular phone game. What’s a modular phone? Essentially, it’s a smartphone that breaks into pieces, each piece providing a function. The benefit here is that you only pay for what you want and each item is easily upgradable without having to get a whole new phone.
The company is calling their “Lego phone,” which is still in the early stages of development, Project Ara. They plan on setting up kiosks around the country (and world?) where people can upgrade their phones on the quick. The big G also says they want to sell the base model for around fifty bucks. Of course, who knows what constitutes a base model? Maybe it’s just the volume slider.
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