Google announced that Ara is coming to developers to check out and play with sometime this fall or around the Ber-months. Here’s a short video that shows the possibilities for a true modular smartphone.
According to Wired, about 30 people are already using Ara as their daily driver. That means it’s a real a working device. The Ara Developer Edition that will ship to devs is a 5.3-inch Android smartphone that is already a working computer (has a chipset, memory, etc) with six swappable modules at the back.
While devs can play with the device sooner this year, consumers will have to wait until 2017. Google are already in partner with Panasonic, TDK, iHealth, E Ink, Toshiba, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, and Samsung for the modules.