• I could do that. But the point was to have a base for myself or anyone else to develop on. And because the model is the same scale as the real one I could then 3D print it.

  • I used Autodesk 3ds Max to do the modeling. It also allows me to export to a range of formats, including Sketchup.

  • I have also been working on a model for ARA. If anyone wants to use the model for a design they want to submit just PM me and I can send you the file.I can also customize the base if you want a different layout of the spine and ribs, or if you want it to come with or without modules.

  • [4747 wrote:An idea of OS Bloks has been brought up quite frequently. I, personally would prefer Vanilla android on my Ara phone, but I know some other people might not. Considering Motorola is making this, it’s either going to be a Motorola skinned version of Android (unlikely), or just Vanilla Android (most likely). I’d personally be fine with…[Read more]

  • If the OS was Android the support for it would be run through Phonebloks or whoever develops the software. Android would just be the base to start developing on top of. Nothing more than that. To get everything working on the hardware would be done by Phonebloks, therefore if you have bugs or feature requests etc. you would contact Phonebloks. You…[Read more]

  • Yes that’s quite right. Companies want to make money so they will make sure that the OS they choose will make them the most money. To make the most money they cater to what the average consumer wants. The average consumer wants something they are used to.Someone who runs a Linux OS isn’t really an average consumer. I think that to get these…[Read more]

  • [12132 wrote:U say Samsung is not bad, I have one that has the same bug as a lot of other samsungs, an wifi bug, that gives an error if u try to turn on the wifi, which makes restart the phone and it is really annoying, and it is also a problem of the software, and which software it is? Android, that’s why I don’t like android, I can give u a lot…[Read more]

  • Maybe if Cyanogenmod got on board. I really want a fast phone and their theme engine could help with that. Maybe they could ship the OS with a theme built in. You could change it obviously, but for most users they would be happy with what they get and wouldn’t want to change anything.And you get all you Android apps because they used the Android…[Read more]

  • Samsung’s phones aren’t bad, it’s that bloated software on top of Android that’s the problem. I have just bought a Nexus 5 and I’m absolutely loving it, untouched Android is the way to go. If this Phonebloks phone couldn’t run android then it’s a simple no from me, simple as that.Why develop something new when there is a great open-source platform…[Read more]

  • Having the FM antenna built into a module would be a great idea for those people that want to play the radio on their speakers instead of headphones. Personally I have been wanting this feature for a long time.I know there is such thing as internet radio, but some people (like myself) can’t afford to pay for a data plan. So how can I listen to the…[Read more]