Project Ara

Project Ara, Google's long-in-development effort to make a smartphone with swappable modular hardware parts, has officially delayed its launch. After confirming last week that its plans for a 2015 pilot market launch in Puerto Rico have been scrapped, the company has now stated that Project Ara won't launch until sometime in 2016.

The new update was revealed in a series of posts on the Project Ara Twitter account:

The posts would seem to indicate that Project Ara's journey to make a modular smartphone has been tougher than the team first thought, much like the company's Google Glass eyewear efforts.

Source: Project Ara (Twitter)