December 24, 2014

Google Modular Smartphone Project Ara includes Nvidia's Tegra K1 Processsor

Google’s futuristic modular smartphone, Project Ara, is nearing its early 2015 release. As ‘early 2015’ gets closer, we are hearing more details about the device day by day. Google is working with Marvell, Nvidia and Rockchip to power its Project Ara modular smartphones.


The Project Ara modular phone platform is close to being launched, and Google seems to already have a few modules ready to go. Two of the latest modules supported by the Ara platform include a module that contains the Tegra K1 processor, and another that contains a Marvell PXA1928 processor (quad-core 64-bit Cortex A53).

Google explained in an update today that they will include a version of NVIDIA’s Tegra K1, the same processor found in Google’s Nexus 9, and the Marvell PXA1928. We’ll be able to see these processors running Ara devices in Google’s upcoming MDK v0.20 release.

What’s more, Google is also working with Toshiba to produce a Spiral 3 prototype which will feature a Rockchip processor that is designed specifically for the project and includes Toshiba’s UniPro bridge that lets it communicate with the other modules.

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