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Google, Linaro develop custom Android edition for Project Ara

Agam Shah | July 30, 2014
The special edition of Android will recognise when modules are added or removed on the fly.

But the ultimate goal — like all Linaro projects — is to make improvements and additional functionality in the version "part of mainline Android," Grey said.

Linaro has developed versions of Android for smartphones and tablets. It also releases versions of Linux for ARM servers.

"We're not rewriting the operating system or anything like that," Grey said.

Project Ara is a very disruptive concept, and it turns around conventional thinking on how to build phones, Grey said.

"You don't have to go through an expensive repair process," Grey said.


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