Google Project Ara developer edition phone available later this year, consumer ready by 2017
OREANDA-NEWS. May 23, 2016. At its annual developer's conference today, Google announced that its long-awaited modular phone will be available to developers by the end of this year. And if everything stays on schedule, consumers will be able to get their hands on it by 2017.
Known as Project Ara, the handset will have detachable hardware components that you can swap out according to your needs. This allows users to customize their device according to their preferences (for instance, someone who enjoys photography can choose a camera module with a higher megapixel count and superior sensors) and let them upgrade certain parts whenever they see fit.