Tech Break

Jan 13th 2017

Tech Break 3546

Elegy for Project Ara

Project Ara history
Category: TWiT Bits

Megan Morrone and Georgia Dow from iMore talk to Harrison Weber, Executive Editor at VentureBeat, about the rise and fall of Project Ara, Google ATAP's modular phone. Tech news moves fast, and often the articles we read and talk about are a few paragraphs, just a snippet of what's really going on with no context. That's why we were excited to read Harrison Weber's VentureBeat piece called "The dream of Ara: Inside the rise and fall of the world’s most revolutionary phone." Weber writes that Project Ara was a modular phone concept that at one point was supposed to start at $50 and was intended to give you the power to decide what your phone does, how it looks, where, and what it’s made of, how much it costs, and how long you’ll keep it. That sounds fantastic. We find out why it failed.

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