Kate MacKenzie rips Google modular smartphone plans.
The idea behind a modular approach to a smartphone seems plausible. Buy the pieces you want, upgrade only the pieces that need to be upgraded or replaced somewhere down the road. That seems like a more personalized approach to customizing your smartphone, a more efficient use of resources, an ecologically sound way to dispose of technology in little pieces rather than a big piece every few years, and yet another way to tell friends, neighbors, and co-workers that you hug trees on your days off.
Scathing review of the concept which actually seems plausible until you think about it.
Modular phones are neither smartphone market saviors or killers. A modular smartphone is an interesting idea that becomes mostly a waste of time.