What a shame. The only hope this project has is if someone buys it from Google and keeps the ball rolling. Google did say they were up for any potential buyers.
Was really looking forward to this device and it's release. To me this would have been ideal for my uses and upgrades.
was going to be an exciting phone, but they waited too long, i dont even remember about this
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2016Ara was invent by motorolaWhen Motorola was part of Google )
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2016Irrelevant comment.Ara was invent by motorola
Project Ara needs a disposable battery to be put on the market. I have concept idea for battery that can be developed. So this module design phone can be available to masses can i find some competition. Can contact be made with Google executives or law firms and demand this technology company to step up and compete.
allmightySAmusang, 12 Nov 2016sure this phone canceled, GOOGLE PIXEL will not needed if this phone release.Samsung is garbage.. you don't know anything about phones if you believe in one of the most over rated companies in history.
sure this phone canceled, GOOGLE PIXEL will not needed if this phone release.
:( it's sad that they had to stop. Replacing my battery and screen when they're broken would be awesome!
ReesanVaine, 11 Nov 2016The original idea included a swappable chipset and Ram. Yeah, don't know what happened to the idea...
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2016Apart from ram (the needs are always getting bigger as OS generations pass by) and battery (th... moreWell it's just that ridiculously big. The moment you give it a casing or even just silicone, you'll see the difference in holding nowadays phone with holding this one. Wouldn't want something that thick in my pocket. It's literally handycam size ...
Pretty sure the size of main board is the thickness of nowadays phone. Perhaps the design is intended to be bootable while no module attached, but ... Oh well. Think it's a no for me.
The spirit of USA, 12 Nov 2016Motorola is the gretest innovator in smartphoneIrrelevant comment.
yogi88, 12 Nov 2016next year is 6gb ram trend, hope ara will support 6gb and slimModular can come with 12GB ram, it must be the fastest compare to tiny 6GB ram.
Ara was so innovative... I wish it was still in the works in secret and that it would be released next year
Apart from ram (the needs are always getting bigger as OS generations pass by) and battery (they start losing charge) everything else is simply not worth it to be upgradable.
I mean sure cameras and CPUs get better as well but not in a pace that is worth it to upgrade them any faster than once every 4 years.
Only problem is that the SoC does hold back the maximum amount of ram, which is what makes upgrading RAM impractical as well.
Which leaves battery alone. But batteries can only remain/be replaceable using removable backs. Storage can also be upgraded (using fast SDs). So project ARA tries to solve sth that is mostly solved anyway. Of course many companies (including Google) moved away from said solution, but it *is* out there (the solution I mean)...