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We have a first glimpse of a functional piece of Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone concept. A 5MP camera module has been designed for the phone, and it was created by Toshiba. What's amazing about this module is that it supposedly holds up to Google's requirements of being hot-swappable, so you can remove it without turning off your device.
The report regarding this camera elaborates that Toshiba will be making more than just the camera and is currently developing several different modules for Project Ara. Here's a quote with more of the details,
Of course, Toshiba isn't stopping at 5 megapixels, nor is it stopping at camera modules only. It plans to also have a 13 megapixel version ready soon. And that's just Phase 1. Phase 2 will see the development of other types of modules, including NFC, Wireless Power Charging, external memory, and Toshiba's own TransferJet technology.
The video above shows off the camera module. Sound off and let us know what you think of the progress that is being made for Project Ara.