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Your Next Motorola Phone Just Might Be Printed

Your Next Motorola Phone Just Might Be Printed

Your Next Motorola Phone Just Might Be Printed
News from CIO Today:

What if you could assemble or update your own smartphone? Google-owned Motorola Mobility has announced a partnership with a 3D printing company as the next step in its effort to create modular smartphones.

On Friday, Motorola announced it had signed a multi-year development deal with 3D Systems, which creates custom parts using 3D printing, and that the end goal was a continuous, high-speed 3D printing production platform in support of modular smartphones.

The undertaking is dubbed Project Ara, and the central idea is that consumers can create new models simply by swapping out modular components on top of a skeletal framework, such as a component containing a wireless antenna with a battery that could be exchanged for one whose antenna had a wider reach and whose battery was longer lasting.

‘Free, Open Hardware Platform’

Project Ara was announced last month by Motorola as a “free, open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones” that would foster a third-party developer ecosystem. Essentially,…………… continues on CIO Today

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