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First Project Ara modular smartphone won’t be here until 2016

Last year, it was reported that Google’s Project Ara was on track to release the first modular smartphone before the end of this year. However, it now looks like the first Project Ara smartphone will not be released until 2016 at the earliest.

In a series of tweets by the official Project Ara Twitter handle, Google has shared its plans for project’s future. It is currently looking at a few locations in the US to launch its modular smartphone and now expects to release the first device under Project Ara by 2016. The main reason behind the delay is said to be lot of iterations, more than what Google had anticipated.

Earlier this year, Google showed off the first Project Ara prototypes the Spiral 3 and the Spiral 2. One of the prototypes uses NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 chipset while the other runs on the Marvell PXA1928 chipset.

Source: Project Ara

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