Toshiba to manufacture processors for Project Ara smartphones

Thursday, May 22, 2014

/ by Ritij Khurana
The Project Ara modular devices from Google have always created news every time something related to them has come up and today we have confirmation about what will be taking charge of the processing department. As per the latest reports, Toshiba has stated that it will be the manufacturer in charge of the processors for the Ara modular smartphones.

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According to the Nikkei business wire, Toshiba will supply 3 different types of processors for the device, for both modules and the phone itself.  Initially it will be the preferred partner for processors and will become the sole provider after a year. Sample shipment of these processors will start this fall, with mass production to begin as early as the start of next year.

The report also suggests that pricing of the Ara modular smartphones will begin for as low as $50. But it hasn’t been made clear as to what all does the pricing include as every part of the smartphone will be assembled separately.

Each Ara device will have 5-10 module slots which can be customised as per your requirement, and this is the part which has attracted attention globally. You can alter the RAM, storage and a slew of other things with this functionality available.

Toshiba hasn’t divulged any details about the processors and as to what will be their architecture. Project Ara is a mystery and an open book at the same point of time. Let us see what the future has in store for us.

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