Google’s “Project Ara” modular phone is not only delayed until 2017, it also does a number of technological concessions.
Where the original plan was to have every module a separate “block” that could be snapped onto the phone, the new plan is to integrate the motherboard, chipset, antennas, sensors, battery and display, with modules like the speaker and camera still being add-on modules.
Sounds an awful lot like FP2, except that this has a detachable display and battery as well. So Ara is worse than FP2 in that regard. And of course, FP2 has been available for some time.
Congratulations FairPhone, you beat industry giant Google.