Google’s Project Ara is still considered a moonshot — one that has a small percentage of success — but it certainly has garnered the interest of tech geeks and developers around the world. Now, in an effort to attract even more developers, Google is apparently gearing up to offer a developer challenge worth as much as $100,000.
Google hasn’t revealed the details for the challenge just yet; instead, we’ll have to wait until sometime next month to hear what sort of criteria the company is looking for. Tech News World learned about the two grand prizes, however. “The top two runners-up will get all-expenses paid trips for two or three people to the next Ara devcon — there will be a few more held this year — and guaranteed hardware for the project,” the news outlet said, citing information from the head of Project Ara Paul Eremenko.
Presumably, Google will be looking for new ideas for modular computing and the software that helps power such platforms. Even Android doesn’t properly support Project Ara just yet, though it is expected to by the time Ara is released to consumers in January of next year.
Google’s Phonebloks-inspired Project Ara is a totally unique re-imagination of the smartphone industry, and one that would allow consumers to hold on to phones for much longer, only swapping out different parts when necessary. We’re fascinated by the idea, and Google has been pushing forward with the moonshot project with the hopes of actually getting […]
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Google is hosting a developer conference this week focused on its Project Ara modular smartphone. We’ve covered a few of the news stories, like when the phone is expected to hit the market, but then we realized that, perhaps, some people aren’t familiar with what exactly Project Ara is. But you should be familiar with it, because Project Ara could potentially be one of the biggest things to happen in mobile since… well, forever.