Motorola Partners with 3D Systems for Project Ara Component Manufacturing

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We first broke the news on Motorola’s ambitious Project Ara a little under a month ago. Not too long afterward, we gave it a special place in our forum. This is a place where potential module developers can talk about the Module Developer’s Kit (MDK) and building add-ons for the platform, as well as discuss the viability of Project Ara as a whole. Unfortunately, we haven’t heard much about the project since then.

Now, Motorola has taken the first steps in bringing Ara to life by partnering with 3D printing manufacturer 3D Systems. The company’s President and CEO Avi Reichental believes that the technology is particularly suited for the task:

Project Ara was conceived to build a plat

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XDA to be at Big Android BBQ 2013

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What started out as an enthusiast meetup has turned into the largest community-driven event in just its 4th year, and the Big Android BBQ is just around the corner. XDA has been a proud sponsor of the BABBQ in the past, and this year is no different. We’ll have a wonderful booth filled with moderators and developers from the XDA community as well as attendees anxious to discuss the latest Android-related news. XDA will also be sponsoring two talks by Elite Recognized Developer’s Dees_Troy (TWRP lead developer) and XpLoDWilD (Focal developer and highly involved Android platform and application developer), but more on that later.

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How to Root the HTC Desire HD

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In today’s episode of XDA TV, Sam takes you through the steps required to S-OFF, root, and flash a custom ROM on your Desire HD, as quickly and simply as he possibly can. Click on to check out the video, plus specific steps if you prefer the text. . . . READ ON »

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