Google Cancels Project Ara Launch In Puerto Rico

Posted: Aug 15 2015, 6:42am CDT | by , in News | Technology News


Google Cancels Project Ara Launch in Puerto Rico
Credit: Project Ara Twitter

Google shared the decision does not mean Project Ara itself will be cancelled in a tweet.

Google recently announced they will not be launching Project Ara in Puerto Rico. The news was confirmed by a Google spokesperson. Previously Puerto Rico was the planned place to launch the project in January.

According to Google Puertoc Rico was an ideal test market due to its diverse population. In Puertoc Rico 75 percent of internet access is through mobile phones. The launch has since then been cancelled by the tech giant.

Project Ara was started by Google to come up with modular phones. A modular phone is a phone you can easily put together yourself piece by piece. 

Later many tweets was given by the official Project Ara page. The tweets confirmed the launch in Puerto Rico has been cancelled. The tweet also shared it does not mean the project will stop.

According to the tweet simply the strategy of the project has been changed. Although little details on the plan of action have been provided Project Ara is still effective. 

Google confirmed Project Ara is still underway. Puerto Rico will simply not the site of the test launch. Later Project Ara will be launched in Puerto Rico. But for the time being the testing will occur in a new market. It is still unclear where the new market will be. 

Project Ara was an attempt by Google to shake up the smartphone industry. The project is supposed to come up with a phone with interchangeable parts. If the project if successful users will be able to choose different parts from different manufacturers.

The camera in the cell phone will belong to one manufacturer while the processor will be from another.  If any one part of the mobile becomes damaged or outdated users can simply change that specific part. 

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