Project Ara reportedly cancelled

Sam Byford, The Verge:

Google has “suspended” work on Project Ara, the initiative to build a phone with interchangeable modules for various components like cameras and batteries, according to Reuters and Recode. […]

Although Project Ara has always seemed a dubious commercial prospect, the news is surprising if only because Google made a renewed effort to push the modular concept at its I/O conference earlier this year, promising a developer version for fall and a consumer release for 2017.

Doesn’t surprise me. Google Glass had a better chance of making it than a modular smartphone—arguably the antithesis of why the smartphone is as revolutionary a product as it is.

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