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Google shelves plan for modular smartphone

The company's aim was to create a phone that users could customise on the fly with an extra battery, camera, speakers or other components

Reuters  |  San Francisco 

Alphabet'sGooglehassuspendedProjectAra,itsambitiousefforttobuildwhatisknownasamodularsmartphonewithinterchangeablecomponents,aspartofabroaderpushtostreamlinethecompany'shardwareefforts,twopeoplewithknowledgeofthemattersaid. Themovemarksanabout-faceforthetechcompany,whichannouncedahostofpartnersforProjectAraatitsdeveloperconferenceinMayandsaiditwouldshipadevelopereditionoftheproductthisautumn. Thecompany'saimwastocreateaphonethatuserscouldcustomiseontheflywithanextrabattery,camera, ...

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First Published: Sat, September 03 2016. 00:19 IST
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