Google to launch Ara modular smartphone in January?

Google’s potentially revolutionary Ara modular smartphone system could see a public release as early as January of next year, if reports are too be announced. Apparently the company has been spending a lot of time showing the system off to potential partners and developers this week, and the reception has been pretty good.The much-vaunted Ara devices allow users to pick and choose the functionality of their smartphones by selecting which modules should be included, both in terms of performance and aesthetics. There hasn’t been a huge amount of information as to how exactly the whole thing will work, but if it genuinely gives users the ability to tailor the entire smartphone experience to their own preferences then it has the potential to be something really special.

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