Google now has been working on venture Are for more than a year, and the company at I/O 2014 even detailed the challenge’s progress. The Mountain View giant, as a part of the I/O session, even booted – or at least tried as well – a mission Are smartphone in public for the first time.
Now persevering with its efforts to make the challenge Are handsets a reality for finish users, the corporate has announced a hundred mission Are beta testers.
On its ‘scout’ website online, Google has listed the 100 beta testers and stated, “When you consider that October 2013, over ninety, 000 have signed up making venture are a fact. Your ardor and creativity have been – and are – instrumental in turning a concept right into a product. As promised, the 100 most energetic Are scouts shall be among the many first to obtain a cellphone – gratis. We couldn’t have achieved it without you!”
Significantly, this will be the first time when Google can be sending prototype gadgets of undertaking Are outside the improvement staff of the ATAP (advanced expertise and tasks).
The corporate additionally shared its upcoming plans for the project Are and hinted that Google will work on the Are prototype for the subsequent eight months. Google mentioned, “Over the subsequent eight months, Google will continue to refine the Are prototype. When it ships, we will need your feedback and advice once more. Within the period in-between, there are masses extra to do!”
In related news, Google’s undertaking Are Design Head, Dan Mikulski, announced his exit from the company. Mikulski in his weblog post stated, “Beginning day after today, there will be no extra free lunches, backed massages, weekly firm meetings, ringing colorful bicycle bells, or working with the intense pirates at Google’s evolved technology & tasks staff, or ATAP. But beginning the following day, I additionally open my subsequent chapter as VP of Design at Capital One, with a preliminary focus on mobile commerce and payments.”
For those unaware, Google’s primary idea in the back of undertaking Are is to permit shoppers to design their smartphones, and have the ability to add features to it as they feel the need. The project hopes to kick-begin a generation of do-it-yourself smartphones and the record notes that “Google is adamant that it is now not concentrated on geeks.” It used to be introduced remaining yr. And Google at it’s first-ever Are developers’ convention, also showed off new modular smartphone designs.