Just yesterday, we reported that Google is working on an instant messaging app to compete with WhatsApp. Now, the latest development indicates that Google might also be working on a modular TV that might make your flat TV screens look boring in comparison. Also Read - Google workers ask Alphabet CEO to stop protecting harassersAlso Read - DuckDuckGo asks people to block Google's new tracking method
According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is reportedly building a modular TV screen that can be rearranged into different shapes and sizes. Citing three people familiar with the matter, the report states that Google is developing a display comprised of smaller screens that plug together like Legos to form a single image. These modular pieces would allow you to change the size and shape of the screen. Also Read - WhatsApp Desktop, Web keyboard shortcuts for Mac and Windows laptop, PC: Check full list
The project is said to be at an early stage, and Google is reportedly still figuring out how to make the picture appear seamless when the modular parts fit together. The company is facing challenges in making the borders between each module disappear to create one continuous image. The display size of the TV is said to be huge, saying it could potentially fill a living room wall.
Talking about modular projects, Google has been dabbling with this concept, in its very ambitious Project Ara. With this project, Google is experimenting with modular phones that you can take apart and put back together like building blocks. Latest reports indicate that the phones will run on a modified version of the forthcoming Android L operating system and ship in early 2015.