Eco-Mobius is a Prototype Modular and Hardware-Upgradeable Phone from ZTE

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ZTE is chasing after Motorola’s modular Project Ara offering with its own prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show called the Eco-Mobius. At its core, the Eco-Mobius breaks down the phone’s internal hardware components into separare parts, or modules, so the end user can upgrade the parts that they want over time so that the phone […]

Phonebloks and Motorola’s Project Ara Team Up To Change Mobile

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Yesterday Motorola shocked everyone by announcing Project Ara, a completely modular smartphone like never before. Well, never seen before in the wild, but talked about in the recent past by a company called Phonebloks. After many said the idea was nice but would never become a reality we now have Phonebloks, Motorola, and Google all […]

Motorola’s Project Ara May Make Upgradeable Smartphones a Reality

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Motorola is working on a new modular phone concept together Phonebloks creator Dave Hakkens to create a smartphone hardware platform that is upgradeable. Thanks to connectivity, modern phones are able to update themselves via software to get the latest operating system, bug fixes, and new features on the go, but the hardware remains locked at […]

Phonebloks Concept Brings Modular PC Idea to Smartphones

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If you’re a power user, chances are that no phone on the market currently will fit your needs. You may want the Nokia Lumia 1020’s 41-megapixel camera sensor along with the design of Apple’s iPhone 5s and the active digitizing touchscreen of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Fortunately, a concept called Phonebloks aims to do […]

Early Padfone 2 Certification Shows LTE, But No U.S. Support

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Asus is scheduled to hold its Padfone 2 media event to announce the device on October 16, but ahead of the announcement we now know a little bit more about the transforming smartphone. The second-generation device has been rumored to have a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and come pre-loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. […]