October 30, 2014

Watch a Working Project Ara Prototype Demonstrated Ahead of Spiral 2 Reveal

The engineers behind Project Ara are trying to make the last smartphone you'll ever need. Their design for a modular device has users slotting components â a camera, extra storage space, a Wi-Fi connector â into their phones, as and when they need them. It's an ambitious scheme, but engineers working at NK Labs in Boston have already produced a working prototype, which they showed off to modular smartphone evangelist Dave Hakkens during a recent visit.

The early model, called Spiral 1, is creamy white and boxy, and a far shot from the beautiful modular models shown earlier this year. But unlike those mock-ups, it actually works, and it looks to be more stable than the prototype shown at Google I/O in June, loading its Android OS past...

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