• Opinion: The LG G5 is Only a Proof of Concept

    Opinion: The LG G5 is Only a Proof of Concept

    Unfortunately for LG, and essentially anyone who decides to purchase this phone, LG forgot one major aspect of making a modular phone — the actual modules.With LG launching a modular phone, with only one module, potential buyers need to accept the notion that the G5 is, at this point in time, nothing more than a proof of concept.
  • Google Announces Big Project Ara Update, Consumer Phone Coming Next Year

    Google Announces Big Project Ara Update, Consumer Phone Coming Next Year

    During the short session, Google showed off the latest prototypes, told us when to expect developer and consumer units, and maybe more importantly, showed hot swapping of modules in real-time, one of which was controlled by voice.The full ATAP session is worth watching, once Google posts it, but for now, let’s talk about the Ara news, because it’s big.
  • Report: Google Axes Project Ara and Its Modular Self

    Report: Google Axes Project Ara and Its Modular Self

    One of the projects they updated us on was Project Ara, the modular phone concept that has missed launch window after launch window and always felt like an idea with too little broad appeal.Still, Google led us to believe that the phone would launch in the fall for developers and then as a consumer product in 2017.