Mark, 16 Aug 2015hate to see Project Ara dead in the water, but marketability is an issue, and finished product... moreThere is no need to have high expectation. I expect it to be like Lego toys targeted to young teenagers market.
hate to see Project Ara dead in the water, but marketability is an issue, and finished product might not meet our expectations.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2015Google suck, they are full of left-brain morons. They really rely on Apple for ideas, Like the... moreApple has something similar to project Ara too? If not, then why bring bring Apple Pay in. It's just a stupid name that everyone can use, so that's the level of creativity to you eh? It's like Samsung used 5.5" so why is Apple copying that? Can't they be creative and use 5.6523"
The people commenting below have come to a conclusion that Google project ara is dead but don't realise that this article is regarding the beta testing of ara which was supposed to be done in Puerto Rico and now because of some problems they are going to shift the beta testing to another country project ara is still alive and will launch and be successful and the same commenters who are saying it'll fail will be praising it few years ahead.
Google suck, they are full of left-brain morons. They really rely on Apple for ideas, Like they renamed Wallet to Google Pay after apple did. Apple is a creative company, and creative companys are better than MBA driven companies like Google.
Hats off to Google for their die hard endeavor for innovation - but this project was a non starter to begin with.
Something so personal as a smart phone in such an aesthetically unpleasing format with so many components & moving parts etc.
It was never gonna work - but they will have learnt some good lessons from their R&d that they can hopefully apply to their future projects.
This is how technological advancements are made - sometimes a little trial and error is necessary. I applaud companies that have the balls to risk something new / different - rather than some other companies who consider refinement of other people's inventions =innovation. Refinement is baby steps in development - for real advancement in technologies we need this level of innovation.
It's probably due to the fact that Puerto Rico is about to go bankrupt. All the wealthy people are moving to the United States. I don't think people in Puerto Rico are going to have discretionary income to spend playing around with a new phone concept and the modules.
babakmansouri, 15 Aug 2015usd 200???? if it release it would have at least usd 500 tagThen its a no for me. There are better looking phone out there that is not going to fall apart when it falls like project ara. Aesthetically speaking, project ara need a casing to cover its back.
gadgeteer, 15 Aug 2015Google is such a confused company. A mishash of a ramshackleGoogle is an innovative company they are doing something for the world with the resources they have they want to branch out to different sectors and not just be a tech company what are you doing rather than just commenting because you can lol.
Angry Mobile Nerd, 15 Aug 2015It's one of those interesting concepts that should have just stayed being a concept but Google... moreIts a good concept and after 5 years you will see everyone using modular phones that time it will be the norm dual core processors were more than enough why invent octacore etc 500mb ram was Kore than enough why did they have to make 4gb ram phones what is the need of curved display in phones these were all concepts which are the norm today hence today's concept will be tommorows norm.
babakmansouri, 15 Aug 2015usd 200???? if it release it would have at least usd 500 tagThe basic shell may be for 100$ and the other modules you have to buy separate depending on what your requirements are hence its your choice whether you want to have a 200$ phone or a 1000$ phones if the shell itself is 500$ then no one will buy it lol.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2015I will buy this if it start at $200.usd 200????
if it release it would have at least usd 500 tag
It's one of those interesting concepts that should have just stayed being a concept but Google has money to blow so they ran with it but I guess they got cold feet now.
It will be interesting to see if this thing actually flies, as a marketing point of view selling a product that needs partial hardware upgrades from time to time is just not as attractive as getting a new device with everything you need and although the pitch is attractive and looks very technological at the end of the day you will have two customers one who bought and upgrade and "saved" some money and another who bought a new device altogether. As I said it before this will be attractive for a niche market maybe but that's just my opinion maybe google a "multi-billion company" has the team of analysts that show strong numbers and processes that would be required to make this product the new trend...