Google’s Project Ara, the ambitious modular smartphone with swappable hardware components has reportedly been delayed. The team behind the project has taken to Twitter to announce this delay.
— Project Ara (@ProjectAra) August 17, 2015
At I/O earlier this year, the Project Ara team announced that it would test the modular smartphone in Puerto Rico this year. But going by the tweet, the company is moving away from Puerto Rico, and ‘looking at a few locations in the US’ to launch the phone. Thanks to the long prototyping phase, the modular smartphone may not come until 2016.
A few months ago, Google had released a YouTube video titled “Part of it” that offered a glimpse at the infinite possibilities that one can achieve with a modular smartphone. The concept is pretty simple – it lets you customize and add components that matters you the most. For instance, you can add a higher megapixel camera, a bigger battery, a faster processor, more RAM and storage among others.
As of this moment, there is no word on the timeframe or the place where Google may launch its ambitious Project Ara phone, but we’ll surely keep a tab on details as they unfold.