Google is giving up on its plans for a modular phone | Recode

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"Google has given up on its dreams of building its own modular smartphone. The hardware maker has halted investment in Project Ara, as the effort was known. Ara, begun under advanced research head Regina Dugan, aimed to allow people to customize their own smartphone, upgrading pieces over time."

Some members of the NowSecure team were disappointed to hear that Google will no longer invest in customized phone venture Project Ara. While some devices such as PCs lend themselves to tweaking and upgrading, the complexity of smartphones requires integrated design and engineering - making swappable parts quite difficult.

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