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In the very near future, you'll buy new smartphone components like you buy apps

In the very near future, you'll buy new smartphone components like you buy apps
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Sadly, even though smartphones have come a long way and - thankfully - are more durable than ever, there's still one fatal flaw. When one part of your smartphone breaks, the entire thing has to be replaced.

Let's say you want a better camera in your Android phone. Now, you need to buy a new phone. Or maybe your iPhone battery is worn out and you need a new one. You have to buy a new iPhone.

But not for long, if Google has anything to say about it. Google has recently partnered with Globant, a company that specializes in delivering "innovative software" to make Project Ara's marketplace for parts a reality.

Project Ara is a brilliant look at how we currently view our smartphones. Instead of buying a standard phone, you can customize your phone to your needs.

Next page: Find out why Google is so excited about this idea.
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