Hello Geeksters. As you may know, Google has sold Motorola to Lenovo, but they kept the Project Ara, for the modular phone, which should be available for ordering by 2015.
The default phone will only have support for wifi and will be available in three sizes: small, medium and large. If you want to have the features of a normal phone, you will need to buy different modules for connectivity, camera, touchscreen and others. The modules will be attached via magnets, to be easy to replace modules, without having to restart the phone.
All the hardware and software developers interested in the modular phone can the module developer kit version 0.10 from here. The development board includes a Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 application processor, an endoskeleton to put the modules on, a modified version of Linaro Android and a switch board.
By doing this, Google hopes that by the time the first modular phone gets available for ordering, modules and software for it would already be available, via third party developers.
Also, a 0.20 development kit will be available this Summer. If you are a developer interested in the project ARA, order your the MDK (modular development kit) 0.10 until the 17th of July, while the shipping starts at the end of July. Also, if you don’t make it till the 17th, this month, the second round of the MDK ordering closes on the 17th of August