Creator of Android Andy Rubin, this year could to release modular smartphone
In the fall of 2014 Andy Rubin (Andy Rubin), who was the head of the team of developers of the Android operating system, has decided to leave Google.
At the end of 2015 there is information on what Andy Rubin intends to return to the smartphone market, introducing a new device based on Android.
Now it became known that Rubin founded the company Essential Products that really works on a new smartphone. In addition, the company specializes in hardware solutions for mobile devices and smart home. The state of Essential Products has only 40 people, in the description of the registered company trademarks mentioned smartphones, tablets, accessories and operating systems for mobile devices.
Separate sources of premium smartphone, which will receive a frameless design, as well as the possibility of expanding the hardware functionality with the help of accessories. We are talking about a modular smartphone, the accessories which will be attached to the magnetic holders. Accessories will not only expand the functionality of the device, but also to be additional sources of supply.
Essential Products is planning to support third party modules, however, the company is working on an accessory in the form of a spherical camera, which will allow you to capture high-quality panoramic materials.
One of the prototypes, which saw the source size does not exceed the iPhone 7 Plus, however, the display itself due to the lack of a framework has a diagonal of more than 5.5 inches. The display can be touch sensitive.
As for the materials used, we are talking about the metal frame and ceramic back panel.
The device must submit mid-year at the price of the modern premium smartphones, the manufacturer may be Foxconn.