Project Ara Analog Game Controller Makes the Handset a Console

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Google’s Project Ara has been evolving lately, with a video published on the web showing the hard work and dedication behind it. A variety of concepts related to the project has appeared including the one of designer Samuel Herb, who sees some gaming potential in this product.

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Thus he created a dual analog controller concept for the Project Ara, that would make it a very solid PS Vita and Nintendo DS rival. Typically, the device will get attachments like extra storage, better CPU, more RAM or a better camera sensor. However, bigger and purpose changing accessories are expected, such as this gaming “jacket”, if I can call it like this in the pure modu style.

We get a bunch of shoulder buttons, a D Pad, analog controls and action buttons. The product even has a cool name: Flippypad, a concept controller module for Project Ara phone. It can easily snap into the large back modules and allows for gaming on the go. It also serves as a screen protector while on the road. It could also boost up battery a bit.

And this is only the beginning of the modular handset’s gaming potential.

[via Phandroid]

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