Fairphone 2 starts shipping pre-orders; modular phone still exclusive to Europe

Fairphone 2 is ready for shipping starting today. The easily repairable phone and one of the first functional “modular” phones out there has started shipping to pre-orderers today. This is supposed to be one of the easiest phones to repair as you will be able to replace key parts of the phone without needing more […]

[Update: the drop test was a joke] Project Ara trouble ahead: magnets that connect the modules fail the drop test

UPDATE: It appears that the drop test tweet from Ara’s social media manager was a joke, because yesterday’s tweet sorted everything out. It seems that Project Ara is working on a signature way of keeping the modules together in their smartphone, but they will not reveal just what this innovative not-magnet is.   Project Ara got […]

Project Ara cancels Puerto Rico test market plans

Project Ara has been in the spotlight for a while now and, while progress has been made, it seems to be much farther from release than we thought. The smartphone that lets you swap important hardware components in order to upgrade your device one piece at a time was supposed to debut in Puerto Rico […]

Puzzlephone – the Finnish concept response to Google’s project Ara modular phone

Project Ara is not the only concept meant to create modular phones anymore, as Puzzlephone could be an improved version of Google’s efforts in the near future. This project belongs to Finland’s Circular Devices and their device would break into three parts where the spine would become the LCD screen with speakers and the basic […]