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Google distributing test kits for Project Ara modular smartphone

Google distributing test kits for Project Ara modular smartphone

PanARMENIAN.Net - Google is taking developer orders for its Project Ara modular smartphone test kits, Digital Spy said.

The handsets, which are not expected to be commercially available until 2015, consist of a series of separable phone components that users can splice together depending on personal preference.

Modules are attached via a simple slide and magnetic lock system, and users will be able to create their own personalised components via a 3D printer.

The pre-release test kits will allow hardware developers to field test components for the device and enter the Project Ara Developer Prize Challenge.

Google is handing out $100,000 for the best fully-working module created by September 30, and is assessing entrants based on "technical experience and the strength of [their] module concept".

The Project Ara tester kits will be shipped out before the end of the month, with a second tester period commencing immediately and lasting until August 17.

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