Google Project Ara modular phone shown off in official video

Google has teased new Project Ara details, offering another early look at the upcoming modular phone ahead of this month’s developer event.

While we have only seen snippets of Google’s Project Ara modular phone up until now, so far they have only increased our excitement around the futuristic phone.

Now, the Project Ara team has teased more details about the innovative handset idea, releasing an inside Google video of how the concept is being brought to life.

With Google to hold a Project Ara developer event on April 15 and 16, the search turn technology giant has teased some new information on the futuristic modular phone, revealing the interchangeable elements will be held in place using electropermanent magnets.

When we created this modular phone and we realised that electropermanent magnets would be able to keep it all together, we realised we wouldn’t have to cover it,” Dan McCloskey, Head of Design for Google’s Advanced Technologies and Projects Group states within the video.

He adds: “We ended up deciding to embrace this block and modular aesthetic, it was part of the phone, let’s not hide it and let’s not put it behind a cover.

“Perhaps the best design statement we could make is that this phone can flow and adapt just as much as our lives flow and adapt.”

Available to watch below, the teasing video has shown the design and engineering process behind the Project Ara handset, showing off how the Mountain View-based company is looking to bring almost limitless update and customisation options to consumers.

What’s more, we get a brief look at the phone’s interface and new insight into how you will soon be able to build and update your smartphone simply by sliding in new hardware components.

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Via: Engadget

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