Project Ara Benchmark Test
Project Ara,a revolutionary concept which can affect the whole smartphone market if its successful.The last news of the on-going development of the device was not a pleasant one as the phone will break down into pieces when dropped.
The latest news suggest that the device may be ready and it has got its first benchmark. The test also reveals that the first device may not be a smartphone but a tablet.
For those who don’t know about Project Ara,here’s an introduction:
What is Project Ara?
Project Ara is an initiative that aims to develop an open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones.A smartphone made of different pieces of technology put together in a structural frame or endoskeleton that holds the modules together.The pieces can be of the owner’s choice like the processor,battery,display,camera etc.
So,in order to hold the pieces together their needs to be a technology which keeps it from breaking when the phone is dropped.In the previous news,Project Ara dropped the concept of using electropermanent magnet as they detached when the phone was dropped.
Project Ara is an initiative by Google and Motorola.
The Advantages of Project Ara:
1.The first advantage is ofcourse the ability to chose your own pieces of technology and make a custom built phone.If you like to take pictures,you can select a camera with higher mega-pixels or resolution and switch it with yours.Or if you like long battery life,you can use a bigger battery.
2.When you have the ability to change any part,you won’t need to buy a new smartphone.You can simply replace the parts and feature with new parts.
3.It is an open platform,so all your favorite brands can produce parts and you can buy from any brand you prefer,
4.As you are not going to buy a new smartphone every year,this can save you money.
5.If any part malfunctions,you can simply replace that part instead of throwing out the whole device.
The First Project Ara Device
The benchmark results of this device suggest that it is going to be a tablet.The specifications for this device were leaked from this image.It will have a 1920×1080 full HD 13.8-inch screen,Qualcomm Snapdragon 810,Adreno 430 GPU,2.7GB of RAM,4.8-megapixel front camera,0.3-megapixel rear camera.It will also supports all the basic features for connectivity like Bluetooth,GPS,NFC,Wi-Fi,compass,barometer,proximity sensor,pedometer,light sensor,accelerometer.
Project Ara’s concept was first announced in October 2013 and it has come as far as to testing.However,it is still a long way to commercial release.