Fairphone 2 shows Google Ara how it’s done

Have you broken your smartphone’s screen and want to get a replacement? Do you want to upgrade just the camera? Or access to a new battery? All of this can be done on one phone and one phone only, and it’s not Google’s Project Ara. It’s the Fairphone 2.

The first modular phone, built by a Dutch startup, starts shipping in December for €525.

There’s for sure a market for this, but I guess most users simply want an iPhone. That’s a pity, because this is really something that could revolutionize the smartphone market.

This is really something. Probably something ahead of his time.

Source: Fairphone 2 hands-on: Modular phones are finally here | Ars Technica UK

Javier Pastor is a technology journalist that has been writing about tech since 1999. He started writing for PC Actual in Spain, the leading printed magazine in the country, and in 2006 started to write online. First as the Chief Editor for The Inquirer ES, and after that for MuyComputer until 2013. That year he became senior editor at Xataka, the leading tech news website in Spanish with over 5M uniques/month (Aug'15, comScore). Xataka is part of Weblogs SL, a blog network that gets over 40M uniques/month and that has a wide catalog of publications in Spanish. The Unshut is his new venture and allows him to express his opinions and thoughts on everything touched by technology, and follows what he has been doing at Incognitosis, his personal blog, since 2005.