Project Ara, Google’s modular phone, will be available this Fall for developers. It’ won’t be the original modular phone moonshot we were sold on, though; in fact, it feels a little bit like a bait-and-switch.
Rather than a completely open framework, Project Ara hardware will have static RAM, SoC, storage and a 5.3-inch display. Google says add-ons like a kickstand (wow!), non-functional ‘style’ bricks (amazing!), e-ink display (for notifications, because dual-screen phones are super popular), fingerprint reader, camera and speaker/microphone are coming.