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Project Ara: Google's vision for the future of the smartphoneGoogle lead engineer Rafa Camargo gives a demo of its modular smartphone concept, Project Ara. The prototype phone lets you swap in interchangeable parts by popping them in and out.
We've implemented a new set of technologies to create a seamless modular experience. Most importantly, we put modularity where it counts. Let's take a look. [BLANK_AUDIO] This is the developer's edition of our app. [APPLAUSE] We've integrated the phone technology in the frame that freeze up space for mobiles that will create and integrate a new functionality that you can not get on your smart phone today. It has six modular slots. They're built for flexibility. You can put any module anywhere. All slots are generic and support any functionality. Its [UNKNOWN] supports up to 11.6 gigabits per second, while consuming one-third of the USB 3 power. [APPLAUSE] They are interconnected via Unipro network. That allows you, for example, to route [UNKNOWN] 4K video Directly to a computer vision co-processor for real time processing. It's ready for the most advanced high performance applications. Modules are designed to work a variety of form factors. Future frames can be larger, they can be smaller, or something completely different than a smart phone. Current modules will work with future frames. Future modules will work with current frames. Protecting the investment of both users and developer in modules. All right, so how do you add functionality to your [UNKNOWN]? Step one, plug in a modem. Step two, use it. [APPLAUSE] All right, guys, smile! [APPLAUSE] Here we go. Is that simple, is that easy? No rebooting your device, no hunting for drivers. And how do you remove a volume? Well, you select the volume you wanted to release from the setting top Pop it, and then when I turn it so it doesn't fall it's just going to fall. I may have gone to fast on that. Let's try that again. Okay Google, eject the camera.