Google Project Ara development boards at Linaro Connect, Greybus status with Greg Kroah-Hartman

Posted by Charbax – February 22, 2015

Greg Kroah-Hartman shows the Google Project Ara prototype phone and development board, and he talks about Greybus the protocol that they are developing to make it possible for these hardware modules that must be able to talk to each other and to the host module, they can be hot swappable, they have to be able to describe themselves so everything just works smoothly, they work on the knowledge that they have from USB, PCI, Firewire and all the previous protocols that people have implemented, they work on the base level of what UniPro can do, and they go from there. This is just another sub-system of Linux that drivers plug into. Rob Herring is the project tech lead at Linaro for Project Ara, and he talks about how the Linaro guys are working on the Kernel portions, the ARM Applications Processor modules and the Android modifications to support hardware modules hotplug in a Smartphone.

  • Maven2

    If Larry Page and others on Google except other linux distros on Google Project Ara phone concept it would be great for the development of linux community!

    Modular smartphones as Google Project Ara and Phonebloks and other like Puzzlephone and Vsenn is the future for less electronic waste and possibility to much cheaper smartphones.