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When we buy a new mobile device , it often happens that the battery leave us too soon , the camera does not respond to commands or screen as a result of a fall shatter, and so we are forced to get rid of all the device to malfunction of a only one of the components.


Depending on the idea of the phone market is subject to frequent and spare parts too high , and electronic waste are growing exponentially.


These are the main reasons for the emergence of Phoneblocks which basically proposes a phone that you do not need to throw, because it was designed with a structure such that the various components , CPU, memory, camera , etc. . can be assembled to form and replace the phone so we’re going to use


Let’s take an example: if you buy a smartphone today , its technical specifications within a few months will become obsolete and outdated . Instead of buying a new device with a smartphone will be modular enough to buy the new product, turn off the item to delete and insert the new one, all this while keeping the rest of our device , thus reducing waste and costs to a minimum!




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The idea is particularly pleasing to people outside of technological environments , created some concerns just to insiders,  due to the design complexity and compatibility issues of safe components from different manufacturers.

And it is here that came on Motorola!


Motorola claims to “Want to make the hardware what Google has done with Android for the software component : that is to create an ecosystem of independent developers by providing low barriers to entry and thereby increasing the levels of innovation by reducing the development time.”

Crucial plays the announced collaboration with the Dutch Phonebloks , a company that has created a crowded community to support their idea of modular smartphone.





Although the details of the collaboration is not yet known, Phonebloks says it wants to maintain its independence and will take care of the aspects of community management and the creation of an online platform through which manufacturers of the individual components may be contacted; American giant will provide to the technical part, providing its industrial infrastructure and research.


The individual modules to be placed on endoskeleton, may be developed by different companies and competition, fueled by user ratings, will have predictable effects such as an increase in the pace, already frenetic innovation in the sector and a decrease in prices.


For sure we have to wait a little  time to see the first modular phones on the market, depending on how welcome the initiative of the big companies in the industry.

In any case, the idea of ​​an open-source smartphone seems to affect end users, and Motorola , starting with a community of nearly four hundred millions of potential customers, all interests to bring the project to the end!