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Google confirmation: Modular Smartphone Project Ara is dead

No modular smartphone by Google after all: work on Project Ara has been suspended.
No modular smartphone by Google after all: work on Project Ara has been suspended.
Google confirmed last week's Reuters report that suggested, the company might have suspended work on the modular smartphone concept "Project Ara".
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The internal sources who reported to Reuters last week apparently were right: Google has indeed stopped work on Project Ara, a Google spokesperson confirmed to Venturebeat. Google did not comment on the reasons for the suspension, however the internal sources who reported to Reuters mentioned efforts to "streamline the company's hardware efforts". Google could still license the project to its partners in the future as the Reuters report suggested, however, as of now, it seems unlikely that Google will continue to work on a modular smartphone concept in the future.

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Alexander Fagot
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As a young tech enthusiast with a history involving assembling and overclocking projects, I ended up working as a projectionist with good old 35-mm films before I entered the computer world at a professional level. I assisted customers at an Austrian IT service provider called Iphos IT Solutions for seven years, working as a Windows client and server administrator as well as a project manager. As a freelancer who travels a lot, I have been able to write for Notebookcheck from all corners of the world since 2016. My articles cover brand-new mobile technologies in smartphones, laptops, and gadgets of all kinds.
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Alexander Fagot, 2016-09- 4 (Update: 2016-09- 4)