Motorola Project Ara

Dec 4, 2019

Category: Tech

Earlier in the year we took a look at Phonebloks, a customizable modular smartphone. As one of the best product concepts we’ve seen all year, it’s no surprise that Motorola teamed up with Phoneblok’s creators to make the project a reality. Introducing the Motorola Project Ara.

The concept is quite simple, and quite ingenious at the same time. Rather than having to upgrade our entire phones every year (or even multiple times a year like some of us do), Motorola is developing technologies that will let users swap out individual parts and components of the smartphone. The project had already been underway for about a year before the team at Motorola reached out to the creator of Phonebloks, and was inspired by Android’s open software. Expect the developer kit to be released at the top of 2013. Check out the Phonebloks video below to get a better understanding of the idea behind this concept.

Motorola Project Ara 2

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Tech

Summer Is Coming, So Get Ready With These Versatile Swim Trunks

Wellen’s lined trunks have you covered from the beach to the BBQ.

Posted By Johnny Brayson


Vans Built The Perfect Summer-Ready Waterproof Slip-On

An iconic silhouette reimagined for warm-weather adventure

Posted By Sean Tirman

Featured Image

Disney Shows Off Its ‘Real’ Extending Lightsaber Tech For Star Wars Day

Now, if they can just figure out how to access The Force...

Posted By

May 4, 2021

Featured Image

The Bang & Olufsen Beolab 28s Are Hi-Fi Tower Speakers 35 Years In The Making

Wall-mounted or floor-standing wireless speakers with cutting-edge sound.

Posted By

Apr 30, 2021

Featured Image

Leica Joins JMGO On An Impressive Short-Throw 4K Smart Projector

The JMGO 01 Pro can project an HD 100” screen from just 9.2” away.

Posted By

Apr 29, 2021

Featured Image

This PlayStation 5G Phone Concept Offers A Next-Level Mobile Gaming Experience

An innovative device that straddles the line between smartphone and handheld.

Posted By

Apr 28, 2021