A Project Ara (A8A01) developer smartphone unit gets in the spotlight

11 November 2016
Our colleagues at Phandroid have managed to get their hands on a developer edition Project Ara unit with the model number "A8A01".

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kracio, 13 Nov 2016When Motorola was part of Google )Right, so when Motorola was sold to Lenovo, does this project goes along with it ? Hmmmmmmmmm

  • Your Boss

What a shame. The only hope this project has is if someone buys it from Google and keeps the ball rolling. Google did say they were up for any potential buyers.

  • blahblah

Was really looking forward to this device and it's release. To me this would have been ideal for my uses and upgrades.

  • Anonymous

was going to be an exciting phone, but they waited too long, i dont even remember about this

  • Anonymous

They are going to have hard time marketing this phone

  • kracio

Anonymous, 13 Nov 2016Ara was invent by motorolaWhen Motorola was part of Google )

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Nov 2016Irrelevant comment.Ara was invent by motorola

  • AnonD-609420

Project Ara needs a disposable battery to be put on the market. I have concept idea for battery that can be developed. So this module design phone can be available to masses can i find some competition. Can contact be made with Google executives or law firms and demand this technology company to step up and compete.

  • oli

allmightySAmusang, 12 Nov 2016sure this phone canceled, GOOGLE PIXEL will not needed if t... moreSamsung is garbage.. you don't know anything about phones if you believe in one of the most over rated companies in history.

  • allmightySAmusang

sure this phone canceled, GOOGLE PIXEL will not needed if this phone release.

  • gilda

AnonD-404798, 11 Nov 2016it looks better than expected ... it's the first model and ... moreWith a username like that, you really can't be taken seriously you know.

  • AnonD-190634

:( it's sad that they had to stop. Replacing my battery and screen when they're broken would be awesome!

  • AnonD-322352

AnonD-234645, 11 Nov 2016The original idea included a swappable chipset and Ram. Yeah, don't know what happened to the idea...

  • Nick

Anonymous, 12 Nov 2016Apart from ram (the needs are always getting bigger as OS g... moreWell it's just that ridiculously big. The moment you give it a casing or even just silicone, you'll see the difference in holding nowadays phone with holding this one. Wouldn't want something that thick in my pocket. It's literally handycam size ...

Pretty sure the size of main board is the thickness of nowadays phone. Perhaps the design is intended to be bootable while no module attached, but ... Oh well. Think it's a no for me.

  • Anonymous

The spirit of USA, 12 Nov 2016Motorola is the gretest innovator in smartphoneIrrelevant comment.

  • The spirit of USA

Motorola is the gretest innovator in smartphone

  • Force Majeure

I kinda like the way it looks and that extra button.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-598677, 12 Nov 2016next year is 6gb ram trend, hope ara will support 6gb and slimModular can come with 12GB ram, it must be the fastest compare to tiny 6GB ram.

  • AnonD-598677

next year is 6gb ram trend, hope ara will support 6gb and slim

Ara was so innovative... I wish it was still in the works in secret and that it would be released next year