Project Ara

If you're a developer and are interested in designing modules for the Project Ara modular smartphone, you can now request Google for a development board.

Using the development board, developers can create their own modules for the smartphone, which can be anything from cameras, antennas, batteries and even processors.

Google is currently taking in applications, so if you're interested, head on over to the link below to apply. Note that the current round of submissions will come to a close July 17, after which Google will review the submissions and start sending out the development boards. The second round of submissions will start on July 17 and will run through August 17.

Google has mentioned that it will prioritise submissions based on technical experience and the strength of the module concept. The search giant has mentioned that it will honour only one submission from an organization, and that will not be able to send development boards to the following countries: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria.

A consumer facing version of the modular handset is scheduled to launch sometime next year. If you were selected for the development board, what kind of a module would you design? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Project Ara