Project Ara was cancelled came right on the heels of the rumor that Google's next hardware announcement of new Pixel phones, Chromecast 4K and Google Home is scheduled for October 4th. At the time, Google had no comment on the rumor, but now Google has officially confirmed that after three years in development, Project Ara has been suspended.The rumor that
The question now remains what will happen to the Project Ara idea. The original rumor held that Google had not discounted the idea of licensing the technology to other companies in order for the modular phone to live on; and, there have also been rumors that Google would like to see Project Ara modular tech extend to IoT as well, which could happen through the licensing effort as well. Google hasn't said anything yet, so we'll have to wait and see.