What exactly is a "modular phone" and why would you want one? We take a look at all the things we know -- and don't -- with this build-it-yourself smartphone design.
Google is sending out hardware for Project Ara, which will let you build a personalised phone from a selection of bolt-together elements.
Regina Dugan of Google's skunkworks division gave an update on projects Ara and Tango, but it was a Disney-styled animation that stole the show at Google I/O.
This is the first step in a march to launch the final MDK for Google's modular smartphone design by the end of 2014.
Google Motorola has announced Ara, a project to create a modular smartphone that allows you to swap out components, partnering with Phonebloks' Dave Hakkens.
NEC Electronics and Tseng Labs will develop a combination 2D/3D graphics card and market the card to PC makers and graphics board manufacturers. Tseng's 128-bit ET6100 graphics and multimedia engine will be paired with NEC's PowerVR PCX2, which can render 3D objects at a sustained fill rate of 40 million pixels per second on a 200-MHz Pentium Pro, NEC says. The card will support some 100 game titles, including Tomb Raider and MDK.