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This article was published on August 17, 2015

    Project Ara has been delayed until 2016

    Project Ara has been delayed until 2016
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    Nate Swanner

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    TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If you need to get in touch, Twitter is your best bet.

    Google is delaying the launch of Project Ara, its modular smartphone concept, until next year.

    Originally slated to soft-launch as a beta program in Puerto Rico later this year, Google decided it would rather delay Ara while it looks for locations to test it stateside.

    There’s no word yet on where Project Ara may land, nor do we know a more specific timeframe for its arrival.

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