Yezz – Project Ara module maker shows its colours
Budget phone maker Yezz mobile have been tasked with creating modules for the Ara. Naturally, it won’t be the only module maker. Remember those Toshiba camera modules?
Although the previous shots show a uniform exterior, as seen in the Spiral 1 shots, that doesn’t really take in to consideration that Google was planning to have a store where you’ll be able to browse different components for your phone from a variety of makers. With this is mind, it is highly unlikely things will be that uniform. Imagine, different branding, colours, customisation options…
With Ara’s customisable nature it’s a safe bet that your hot-swappable modular phone will resemble a patchwork quilt more than a flagship smartphone.
Rummaging around the interwebs I have found these excellent pictures which perhaps give you a better idea of how the Project Ara will fit together.
Yezz mobile currently makes mid-range, colourful phones and is hoping that its budget-mobile chops will be a good match for the modular market. Unfortunately, Yezz hasn’t given any indication as to how many of these modules are proof of concept and how many we can expect to see come to market. Or for what price. Or when.
Personally, I quite dig the idea of being able to see which modules people are using in comparison to the ones I have loaded on my phone.
What do you reckon?