Google developers got a peek at a Project Ara prototype on Thursday, an early look at the modular phone project Google initially announced in February.

Paul Eremenko, the head of Project Ara, said that the prototype was “tethered to a laboratory bench” a few weeks ago, but the team has since removed that tether to test the phone’s features.

When Eremenko brought the prototype on stage during a breakout session of Google I/O at San Francisco’s Moscone Center and flashed the Android bootup screen, the audience went wild. Ultimately, the phone failed to fully load (though the crowd cheered anyway), and Eremenko said plenty of challenges lie ahead for Ara, including the challenge of building the tech into a beautiful design for consumers… see more

source: mashable