Nvidia, Marvell to Develop CPU Modules for Google's Modular eReading Device | The Digital Reader
Google's Project Ara is still on schedule to ship its first units in 2015, and today we learned that the modular mobile device is going to have more CPU options. While the first prototypes used OMAP 4460 CPUs from Texas Instruments, Google has previously said that Rockchip was working on a CPU module, and today the Project Ara team revealed that it’s also working with chip makers Marvell and NVIDIA as well. Marvell is developing a module based on the PXA1928 CPU which was announced iN February, And Nvidia is working on a module based on the Tegra K1 CPU which has only shown up in a few high end tablets. When combined with one of the 3 Project Ara base unit (as well as a screen, battery, and other components), the CPU modules will form the core of what may or may not be the next great shift in mobile devices. In theory Project Ara will enable consumers to buy a base unit as well as components which met their needs: camera, screen, battery, wireless chip, etc. When all the parts arrive the consumer will be able to plug the parts into the base unit and have a working phone. Or at least that is how it is supposed to [...]