Project Ara, the world’s first modular smartphone, which users will be able to submit as a block, will be available next year. Google strives to emphasize the uniqueness of this equipment, so it plans to create a separate store where its future users will also be able to buy additional modules.
Paul Eremenko, a Google employee, confirmed this information during a visit to Purdue University. The strategy of the American giant is to allow any company to design and sell additional modules that, of course, must match the specification. Their distribution will be via a dedicated market whose functionality is similar to Google Play.
For now, we have not specified yet what modules will be available at the time of launch of the new product, but Google has already prepared for it. The company has just organized a special contest, asking companies to design the appropriate modules and to throw their own ideas. The best of them will be rewarded with 100