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May 24, 2014

Toshiba will manufacture Project Ara’s processors

On an unexpected note, it looks like we’ll be seeing Toshiba-made CPUs once Google’s Project Ara becomes available on January. There are also three types of processors that the Japanese company will supply Google.

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You’d think the upcoming Project Ara will be backed up by a Qualcomm CPU since they’re the front-runner and leading provider of wireless technology today, but Toshiba closed the deal and made it official last October. According to the report, Toshiba is the only Japanese company that is a “preferred supplier” of Google to handle this new technology of handsets with removable and replaceable modules.

The three types of processors to be supplied by Toshiba most likely will be for the three different sizes of Project Ara – small, medium, and phablet. The report also points out that Toshiba will be the sole supplier of processors until about a year after the release.

We’ve seen the working prototype of Project Ara and that owning a working device would cost about Php4,400. So far, do you like how this device is shaping up?


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6 Responses to “Toshiba will manufacture Project Ara’s processors”

  1. Aaron says:

    It’s IN January. “On” is used on a specific date (My bday is on January 20).

  2. Easy E says:

    Excited ako sa project Ara.. Hehe

  3. THEO says:

    Remembering old yugatech rumour claiming “NEXT NEXUS phone” daw ito… heheh…
    With Nexus line being replaced with “SILVER”, project ara phone will not not carry the NEXUS FLAGSHIP branding

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