Totally psyched to see a major OEM behind this concept. Great stuff Mot!
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Really, really don't see this working.
Unless it's just "choose what you want in it before-hand and then you're stuck with it" yeah this sounds like it won't work too well
I don't understand the negativity around this. Before it was easy to consider it ridiculously ambitious and implausible. But with a huge company like motorola and the approval of Google they could really do something revolutionary in the mobile space
Completely agree, ajm!
This has every chance of succeeding! You choose your components, and hopefully choose your OS, you have the phone you want! All major US carriers are ( is Verizon yet?) now offering multiple handset upgrades per year but first you have to sign a contract with the new plan and still pay outrageous prices for the privilege, with this concept you can say bye to all that you upgrade what you want when you want, you can shop around for the lowest price on components, resell or pass down parts you're replacing, or you can just buy it configured and stay that way if that's what you're looking for. Bottom line is that options are good and this idea gives everyone the best of everything. I'm glad to see that google/moto see the future.
I am psyched for this to mature, the ability to upgrade modules would revolutionize the way we think about and buy modules, throw in the ability 3d print your own outer skins and wow.
I meant buy phones
I frown at Phonebloks because of their dubious wording on the technology itself (they made it sound like if enough people got behind this, it would happen in a year), but I am glad to see a big company try and tackle this. The day that I can build my phone like I built my computer, I'll be very happy.
But...it kind of IS happening in a year. Because friggin' Google got behind it.
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