Google Offers Developer BoardsProject for Ara Modular Phone


Google, continuing its efforts to make the undertaking Ara handsets a fact for finish customers, has now started taking requests for developer boards used within the modular phones. Builders can refill a form available at challenge Are’s authentic web page to get the take a look at board.


It’s worth noting that Google has a limited choice of developer boards, that is why the Mountain View large needs to priorities requests based on technical expertise and likewise the energy of the module thought put ahead by way of a developer.

Significantly, the undertaking Ara developer board was at the start showcased on the first-ever Ara builders’ conference held in April.

The developer hardware request page lists some of the terms for the developer boards, which mentions that Google is probably not delivery developer boards to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria (for unspecified causes), while the corporate will probably be limiting functions to 1 per organization, ideally to a designated technical lead who has expertise with embedded boards.

Eduardo Ruiz, a Google+ person has posted an email from the venture Ara group, detailing Google’s message to developers.

Dear Ara Module Developer:

We are actually accepting requests for dev. Boards that we demo are on the developer convention back in April. That is FPGA hardware that corresponds to the v0.eleven unlock of the MDK. It’s designed to lend a hand with prototyping and construction of modules for the Ara platform, together with modules for the current (first) prize challenge that we formally announced at Google I/O.

You may also request the developer hardware at The primary spherical of purposes shall be due this Thursday, July 17 2014, eleven: 59pm Pacific Time. The 2nd spherical of purposes can be due on August 17, 2014.

We additionally look ahead to making a brand new set of dev. Hardware according to the v0.20 MDK platform (which use asics as a substitute of fpgas for Uniprix community processing and unencumber important house for developer performance within the modules) after the second developers’ conference in November 2014.


Challenge Ara group

Prior this month, Google printed the first one hundred beta testers to obtain venture Ara prototypes. Recently, Google’s project Ara Design Head, Dan Mikulski, additionally announced his exit from the corporate.