Google Suspended Its Modular Smartphone Project

Posted by HardOCP News 3:33 PM (CDT)

Friday September 02, 2016

Google's decision to suspend Project Ara is a bit shocking because, as of just a few months ago, it was full steam ahead. I wonder what made the company do an about face on this?

Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended Project Ara, its ambitious effort to build what is known as a modular smartphone with interchangeable components, as part of a broader push to streamline the company's hardware efforts, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The move marks an about-face for the tech company, which announced a host of partners for Project Ara at its developer conference in May and said it would ship a developer edition of the product this autumn.