Google's modular smartphone project continues to take shape, and new information from the company indicates its progress with a third prototype that is expected to see the spotlight throughout the year - as part of prestigious collaborations with NVIDIA and-Marvell In the chip sector
Has anyone seen my glands? Project Ara, The Google project (And originally from Motorola) To create a modular instrument platform that can replace parts in a fast and reliable way, is exposed a little more towards the annual CES exhibition. We already knew about Google's intentions to allow the user to choose from a number Processors Which are accepted in the market in their future modular smartphones, but we have not had much details about them yet.
The chips that are expected to be included as part of the modular specifications of instruments in the Ara project are the IC-Tegra K1 Of Anuidia and the "PXA1928 Of Marvell. First of all, anidia's Tegra K1 chipset is a chip already recognized in the market for its performance,Snapdragon 810 Of Qualcomm. Although the K1 chip is best known for its integration into devices such as tablets Hanks 9 and the-Nvidia Shield, This chip is not as popular in the market as its competitors, but this popularity is high compared to chips Tegra Previous of the company. As stated,Tegra K1 comes with four Cortex-A15 cores and 2.3 GHz core speed, support up to eight gigabytes of RAM, support up to 4k, And is done in the production run of 28 nanometers.
The second chip tied to the Ara project was revealed by Google is chip Marvell's PXA1928. The chip, which resembles the K1 chip comes with 64 bit support, displays a four-core Cortex-A53 array at 1.5 GHz and a Vivante GC5000 graphics processor that supports up to 1080p screen resolution. The chip supports LTE networks, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 4.0, which are identical to those of chip The K1.
The Verge is covering the Ara project from the offices of Google In California
the month Google The second prototype of the project, called "Spiral 2", is expected to be unveiled at the upcoming CES exhibition, which will take place from Friday to the ninth of the month (from Tuesday to Friday). More is expected in January Toshiba To showcase the next generation of UniPro technology, the same technology that enables project devices to communicate with chips without direct contact.
The new generation of this technology is in the third prototype of the project, the "Spiral 3", which Google says will be ready for launch later this year. But despite its progress, recent statements by Google On the production of project equipment leaves doubt about the ability to do so in three-dimensional printing. According to Google, 3D Systems, the company that was supposed to manufacture the external structure of the modular devices will not be able to do this massively with the technology in its current stages, which causes Google to find another solution for the near future.
For more information about Project Ara, we will have to wait for the project's official developer conference, which will take place at 14 a month in California and 21 a month in Singapore, a date that conflicts with the special Microsoft event About Windows 10.[interaction id="54a559ec08b0f989512a2f32"]