Google’s DIY Smartphone Set For January 2015 Launch, Will Cost Just $50, Will Be 3D Print Parts For It

Google’s DIY smartphone set for January 2015 launch – and it will cost just £30 | Mail Online.

’s much-anticipated modular could be available in January 2015 for as little as $50 (£30).

The Project Ara ‘Grey ’ will consist of a simple frame, screen, Wi-Fi connection and processor with users able to customise it with various plug-in modules, colours and accessories.

Paul Eremenko, Google’s Project Ara head, revealed the date to attendees at the company’s developer conference this week and has outlined further plans for the device.

The phones will be able run on multiple batteries – when one battery dies, it can be detached and replaced with a full battery module.

Lower-resolution cameras can be swapped with higher-res versions, and users will be also be able to 3D print replacement parts.

LONG overdue.