The Google Project ARA that aims at making up a complete modular handset with swappable modules for its hardware is catching up much heat these days. Gaining further speed, reports show that Google has recently filed for trademark ARA application with the US Patents and Trademark Office for its device. There is also an expectation that the beta release of the gadget might happen sometime in March 2015.

Google’s filing for a trademark with the USPTO shows that the new modular device from the company wont have its name changed at least when the first device breaks cover. Later on, Google might think upon giving an another interesting name to its project.

Previous reports from the industry have already shown that the modular smartphone would be running the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop where most of its modules like chipset, display etc would be hot-swappable. The search giant has already released an developers board for the ARA handset. It seems that the executives at Google are working at full speed to release the handset in the earliest possible time.


source: AndroidFace