2nd December 2014
Since the middle of the 20th century and the early part of this millennium technology has been advancing at such a rate that it has lead to a digital revolution. Things are changing so fast that no matter how much you spend on any electronic product or gadget, especially a mobile phone, it becomes outdated in no time.
Though software updates are common in smartphones and if your device supports certain update then your phone will be updated, but if any technological advancement is made in the hardware component of a smartphone then suddenly your phone becomes outdated.
To enjoy the benefit of the upgraded hardware component you have to buy the upgraded version of your own phone at a higher price, however, an ingenious technology of modular smartphones has promised to give you an option of changing your hardware components.
Fonkraft, a new modular Smartphone by Indiegogo has interchangeable components which give users a choice to customize or upgrade their phone like they do with their computers and cars. Fonkraft comes with a base unit and other components like camera screen and CPU etc can be upgraded, it has an Android operating system and a 5-inch screen which can be changed or upgraded without even going to the service center.
With a modular camera and a few special high-tech goodies means your going to get better pictures and videos as you can change your phone’s camera as the situation arises. And if you’re in need of extending the battery life, no problemo, then a modular battery offers you that option to increase the power in your phone according to your requirements.
Switching the components is no rocket science and it can be done very easily, further if you are in a need of a better technology all you have to do is replace the part which needs an upgrade.
However, in May, Indiegogo pulled off Fonekraft without any proper kind of explanation and in August Google also delayed testing of its modular Smartphone program named Project Ara as far as 2016. The main problems that these companies are facing are to restrict the size and cost of modular phones, and keeping all the technology and features that it has promised to deliver.
But as these are the features every Smartphone user is craving for, we hope that these companies will succeed to make modular phones a delight.