We're all used to the customization options that come with Android OS, but what if you could customize the hardware you buy? A small startup called Synapse is experimenting with the idea of individually customizing Android handsets for customers.
Here are the starting specs one would work with:
- Android 2.2 (Froyo)
- 1GHz processor
- 4-inch Super-AMOLED screen
- microSD card slot, expandable to 32GB
After that, customizable options include:
- Radio (3G or 4G, including LTE and WiMAX)
- Camera (including: front and back-facing camera options, up to 12MP and whether or not to include flash)
- Physical or capacitive buttons
- Body color (black or white)
- Working memory
- Built-in memory
- Mobile television built-in
This sounds like a great idea. It seems that if you kept the default options, the price would be €299 (about $410) -- not too bad for a phone with these specs. Note that the start-up has been experiencing server issues and does not load 100 percent of the time. I was able to gain access after about 15 minutes. Great idea though; it's always great to see the innovative ideas that come from the open-source community. [Synapse Phones via Engadget]
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