Google partners are all about Project Ara, but they may be more worried about self-driving cats. Meanwhile, Verizon is offering some amazing holiday deals!
Project Ara is nearing its early 2015 launch and we can’t be more eager to get all over this modular device. Google is working on partnerships as we speak, and one of the processing modules that we get may very well be NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 chip, currently found in the Nexus 9 tablet.
In addition, Google is working with Marvell to bring the PXA1928 processing unit to the novel smartphone. They are also working on the Spiral 2 prototypes, with shells and all. In addition to Toshiba’s “second generation of UniPro switch and bridge ASICs with a contactless M-PHY data transfer capability”.
Opinion: 2015 is right around the corner, and we never thought modular smartphones would be in consumers’ hands so soon. Are you getting yourself a Project Ara smartphone? I know I am!
Google doesn’t want to become a car maker. Instead, they are looking for car manufacturers to bring in their expertise to the table. They want to partner with car makers to bring Google’s self-driving technology to the streets.
Google is certainly dreaming big here, but car makers are not ready to jump in. Car makers fear that these cars will hit the streets before law makers can regulate them. This would mean that once laws are made and enforced, these cars (and their likely higher price) may be deemed worthless.
Opinion: A lot is left in the air with this new report, but at least we know those cute Google Cars are not likely to make it to the streets. Instead, it will be your usual and popular cars that will be adapted with self-driving capabilities.
‘Tis the time for giving, and Verizon is bearing some nice gifts for you this holiday season. Thinking of getting a new smartphone from Verizon? You may as well go for the best of the best, because those are the ones that Verizon is discounting.
Big Red is offering 50% discounts on any smartphones that cost $199.99 or above (on a 2-year contract, of course). This would include devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Motorola Droid Turbo, Sony Xperia Z3v and the Moto X.
Opinion: Contract signers won’t find much better deals on these high-end devices, so get your pens and credit cards ready! Who is buying a new phone this holiday season?