Kogan’s Agora and Agora Pro Android powered handsets have been delayed indefinitely citing reasons of “potential future interoperability issues”.
Austalian based Kogan Technologies were planning to release the Android phones on January 29th, but have instead pulled out of the launch, saying the handset needed to be redesigned “to ensure its compatibility with all future Android applications”.
“The Agora reached a very late stage of development, manufacturing had commenced and we were within days of shipping the product to customers. But it now seems certain the current Agora specifications will limit its compatibility or interoperability in the near future,” Kogan, 25, said.
“One potential issue is that developers may create applications for the Android operating system at a higher resolution and screen size than the Agora provides in its current form.”
This news will comes as a disappointment to the many Android fans who have tracked Agora’s progress from early preliminary designs to a working prototype unveiled at CES 2009.
Kogan Technologies are currently offering full refunds to anyone who paid to pre-order the device.