How The Modular Phone Is Hitting A Homerun Over The Smart Phone!Friday, September 30, 2016
Let's face it, spending £500 or £600 every couple of years on the latest smartphone is getting harder to justify, especially when charger connectors do not stay the same. The thing to keep in mind when purchasing the latest smartphone or anything for that matter is "are you getting a significantly superior phone or a marginally improved phone?
In other words, is a £600 phone hugely superior to a £300 phone? The days of the good old ringtone mobile phone really bring me back nostalgic memories!
I don't think Google getting rid of Project Ara has anything to do with lack of public demand for modular phone technology. Quite the opposite. People don't want to keep being charged and "arm and a leg" for a marginal 10% improvement every year on the latest flagship phone. People today are warming to the idea of modular phones because more and more people want control over what to upgrade on a phone and when to upgrade it.
As well as modular accessories, if the technologists behind modular phones can make modular upgrade cheap that will even entice even more people; thus creating more demand for modular phone technology.
I wonder...is the future of phone technology taking us to a cheap semi-disposable product or true upgradeability via modularity?