Yesterday it was announced that the launch of the Google Project Ara modular smartphone would be delayed and today the development team have revealed the reasons why.
Explaining that the design of the modular smartphone did not withstand the drop testing that was carried out on it and would need to be tweaked.
The project now requires a new design for the modular smartphone to keep all the modules in place when its dropped that includes the removal of the electropermanent magnets. The Tweet for the Google Advanced Technology & Projects (ATAP) group reads :
No more electropermanent magnets. #ProjectAra #FailedTheDropTest
As more infraction about a new design is revealed we will keep you updated as always. For more information on the new modular smartphone jump over to the official Project Ara website for details via the link below.