31 Oct '13, 4pm

Motorola developing open hardware platform for modular smartphones

Motorola developing open hardware platform for modular smartphones

One of the problems with a one-size-fits-all smartphone design is that they are only as strong as their weakest component, and because different users have different needs, most of the custom functionality comes through apps, not different hardware. A modular design, however, could allow users to customize their phone to their needs, or to replace a single component, such as the camera, with one that better fits the way it will get used (or to replace just a single component when it gets borked). We've previously covered the idea of a modular smartphone , and while there seems to be a consensus from potential users that such a beast might be just what the tech doctor ordered, those with a more in-depth understanding of the technology necessary to bring it off are understandably skeptical. But that skepticism hasn't stopped one of the mobile phone giants from launching thei...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/motorola-developing-ope...

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