Project Ara

At ATAP we’ve challenged ourselves to answer the following question: how do we bring the benefits of an open hardware ecosystem to 6 billion people?

Meet Project Ara.

Led by Motorola’s Advanced Technology and Projects group, Project Ara is developing a free, open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones. We want to do for hardware what the Android platform has done for software: create a vibrant third-party developer ecosystem, lower the barriers to entry, increase the pace of innovation, and substantially compress development timelines.

Our goal is to drive a more thoughtful, expressive, and open relationship between users, developers, and their phones. To give you the power to decide what your phone does, how it looks, where and what it’s made of, how much it costs, and how long you’ll keep it.

Interested in joining in the process? You can either sign-up to be a Project Ara research scout here or join in the conversation with our friends over at Phonebloks, a community who we will be exchanging ideas with as we further develop Project Ara. 

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