Project Ara starts shipping Developer Boards: Apply!

By on July 12, 2014
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Project Ara – the semi-open hardware, modular smartphone from Google – starts shipping developer boards:


Developer Hardware Request

Thank you for your interest in Project Ara. You may use this form to apply for development boards, which are designed to facilitate development of Ara modules as defined in the MDK.Your use of these boards are subject to terms in the hardware evaluation agreement located at You must agree to these terms before we can ship you the dev boards.We cannot ship dev boards to the following countries: Cuba, Iran, North Kora, and Syria.

You should limit your application to 1 per organization, preferably a designated technical lead who has experience with embedded boards.

We will prioritize requests based on technical experience and the strength of your module concept.

Here is a summary of what to expect after you submit this form:

1) Applications will be reviewed in stages; the current review period ends on July 11, 2014, 11:59pm PDT.

2) The next review period will start on July 12 and end on September 1, 2014.

3) You will receive a notification via email 1 week after the review period ends.

4) If approved, dev boards will be shipped to you starting in mid July, 2014.

5) Documentation for the dev boards is available at, you may also email for additional support requests.

Your information will be used in accordance with Google’s Privacy Policy:

Dev-Board-Form — Project Ara.

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