Facebook working on a modular phone

July 21st, 2017   decode   news

Facebook is looking to develop a modular phone and – gossip we’ve heard before now got more solid backing. A patent application filled by the company revealed it is trying to build a device that can be used as a phone.

This is the second time we hear about such idea after Project Ara. That one was Google’s attempt at a modular phone that went under before making any significant impact. Most of the team behind Ara went to Facebook, though and now they work at Facebook Building 8 – the lab that is responsible for the patent application.

Officially Facebook declined to comment, but…

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