Google today announced a few new details about the progress on its Project Ara smartphone, which will feature interchangeable internal components designed to allow consumers to build exactly the phone they want and upgrade individual parts as necessary.
The latest update on the project includes some information about what types of processors are expected to be available for the device. Previously Google had announced a partnership with Rockchip to create a custom system-on-a-chip that would power the Ara. The company revealed today that Marvell’s PXA1928 will also be available in the lineup.
However, the bigger news is that the NVIDIA Tegra K1 will be available as a processor option in the Ara smartphone. The K1 is the chip that currently runs the Nexus 9.
A Project Ara Developers Conference is scheduled for next month. Google is expected to show off the latest prototypes and give some idea about the future of the project at that time.