When we first heard about Project Ara, it was a Motorola project, and Motorola was owned by Google. Six months later, Google has made plans to sell Motorola to Lenovo, but the search giant retained the rights to Project Ara (along with Motorola's Advanced Technology Group), so work on the modular smartphone concept continues despite the sale to Lenovo. Back in October, Motorola teased an MDK or Module Developer's Kit in 'a few months.' Now, Google is delivering v0.10.
Google's calling the first release of the Project Ara MDK 'a very early version' but says it's hoping to get feedback from the developer community to ensure the final MDK is up to par.
That's not all, though. Google also intends to host the first Project Ara Developers Conference at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Developers are invited to attend in person to talk about the MDK. This event will also be live streamed for those who can't make it (though you still need to register to "attend" online). Registration closes on Friday, so if you're interested, click here. This is the first of several developer conferences for Project Ara this year.