Reuters: Google Shitcans Project Ara

Julia Love, reporting for Reuters:

Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended Project Ara, its ambitious effort to build what is known as a modular smartphone with interchangeable components, as part of a broader push to streamline the company’s hardware efforts, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

The move marks an about-face for the tech company, which announced a host of partners for Project Ara at its developer conference in May and said it would ship a developer edition of the product this autumn.

You say “ambitious”, I say “ridiculous boondoggle”. Pour one out for all the breathless coverage of this at The Verge.

Thursday, 1 September 2016