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Project Ara delayed because it broke apart when dropped
By Thom Holwerda on 2015-08-19 21:05:09

It turns out that when you make an unconventional phone that lets you swap out its core components, it can be hard to make that same phone stay put together - at least compared to today's smartphones. Google's Project Ara team has tweeted an explanation for why its pilot test plans were reworked and delayed: the current model wasn't faring well when dropped. "No more electropermanent magnets," the team tweeted.

That's what you get when you push the envelope.

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