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The Phonebloks guy chronicles the rise and fall of modular smartphones

2 monthes ago   |   By Phandroid

Anyone remember Phonebloks? If the name sounds familiar, that's because it was the concept behind Google's Project Ara - a modular smartphone which would have allowed users to swap out, upgrade or replace components on a device without needing to buy a new one. The original Phonebloks video went viral five years ago, sparking a lot of interest from consumers. To our surprise, companies like Google, LG, Motorola, and Fairphone took notice as well and before we knew it, we were all caught up in the modular smartphone race.
So... after five years, how far have we come? Dave Hakkens, the...
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