Remember Project Ara,a Modular Smartphone Concept where you can upgrade each and every component of your smartphone ?It was proposed by Motorola and now after Lenovo’s aquisition of the company,Google is taking charge by breathing in some fresh air into the project.
Google has slated the first ever Project Ara Developer’s Conference for April 15-16,2104 in California.Project Ara aims to reach 6 Billion people by building super cheap smartphones with an entry price of $50.Google is focusing right now on releasing an alpha version of the Ara Module Developers’ Kit (MDK),which is open source.Details on Ara,as of now is highly confidential and we are definitely up for a surprise from Google in April.
Are you excited ?I,definitely am.
Motorola nailed it this time by hitting it right with a budget-friendly smartphone .Moto G is “the most successful, highest-selling smartphone in Motorola’s history.”said a Motorola executive at MWC event. Moto G is barely 3 months old and its already working wonders with sales figures.
This news may not be a surprise for many.Its a smartphone built with premium build quality,near stock Android OS with some amazing features at a budget price.Who would not want that?
Moto G was released few weeks back in India exclusively on Flipkart and is pretty much well received giving some tough competition to Indian brands like Xolo,Lava and Micromax .Moto X,a customizable smartphone will arrive in the coming weeks to India.
Moto G is available for RS.12499 (8GB) and RS.13999 (16GB) on Flipkart
Check out here for getting one.
Finally the smart-revolution knocks the doors of our bathrooms via Smart ToothBrush, Yes! Procter & Gamble (P&G), the maker of Oral-B toothbrushes has revealed to Reuters that a Bluetooth enabled Smart toothbrush will be launched in the upcoming MWC 2014, Barcelona.
Hailing itself as the world’s first smartphone-connected toothbrush, the smart toothbrush will support Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity through which the toothbrush will interact with the app in the smartphone to make sure that we brush according to the dentist’s advice. Meanwhile, Dentists are allowed to program the app to enter the checklists like the areas that need to be brushed regularly.
Talking about the brush, Michael Cohen-Dumani, global associate director for Oral-B, said,
”It will guide you in terms of how to brush, and you will be able to fully personalize the brushing routine for you.”
While there is already a Smart Toothbrush Kolibree which is yet to be launched commercially, this is another smart toothbrush to teach us How to brush and will be on the top of the expensive electronic Oral-B toothbrushes line up, at the price of 199 pounds ($330) in Britain and 219 euros in Europe.
Google officially announces its next secret project, Google Smart Contact Lens but this time it’s an initiative for a cause (Google says so!), Yes, This Smart Contact Lens is not for displaying your Google Plus notifications (at least for now) but to monitor the glucose level, especially for diabetes patients to keep track of their sugar level just without the annoying finger pricking blood test.
Hey wait! Before praising Google for innovation, read this: Neither the Eye tear based Glucose test nor the smart contact lens idea is Google’s, It’s actually Microsoft that started it but as usual it left in the middle without finishing it and now the master curator Google took the project and the world has gone buzzed already just after seeing the prototype.
Well, Why should Google do this? Why is Google creating something for Diabetes patient? Just because they care Diabetes patients so much or they are upto something else, A Google Glass miniature? Initially It could be just for diabetes patient to monitor their Glucose level but it might not be the future, Google might want to put the fashion-less Google Glass in this Smart Contact lens that can take a picture and share in Google Plus in just a blink or may be record First PoV videos just with eye. Anything is possible with the technologies out there and the pace in which Google is moving on. So for those who are hesitant about wearing a smart glass which many think as weird, Google has got a solution for you – Smart Contact Lens, coming soon.
Sometimes Google’s acquisitions are totally impossible to guess until Google itself reveals and one such acquisition is ‘Nest‘. Yes, Google has officially acquired Nest (only regulatory check is pending) the home automation company founded by Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers for $3.2 Billion (oh Yeah, Billion Dollar acquisitions are quite common for Google now-a-days).
Both Founders have expressed their happiness about the deal with Google and confirmed that Nest would operate distinctly (like Instagram) and also promised that it would continue supporting iOS (btw why wouldn’t Google want that).
So what is Nest? Nest is a home automation company that makes programmable Thermostats and Smoke Detectors, simply, gives you more control over the electronic items without any physical touch – making them smarter. Yes, Exactly it’s another company that work towards Smart Home and now it’s a Google company. So what Google is going to do with Nest? That’s the billion dollar question about this billion dollar deal that’s yet to be answered and with no answers from our side other than a new addition in Google Skynet project, here’s a joke that makes a lot of sense about Google+ Nest: