Another hot topic as of late has been Project Glass. It’s been a pretty hot topic since Google did a demo of it at Google I/O last June in San Francisco. Project Glass is supposedly going to be available to the public later this year, but we’ll have to wait on that one. The latest report today is coming out of the Financial Times and that Google is going to be producing Project Glass here in the US. Google is said to be manufacturing pairs of Google Glass at a Foxconn plant in Santa Clara, CA. This would be the second product – that we know of at least – to be manufactured in the US.
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So what was the other product produced in the US? Well we aren’t sure you can actually call it a product. But the Nexus Q was made here in the States, for the 20 or so they actually made and sold besides those they gave out at Google I/O last year. Hopefully Google has learned from their mistakes with the Nexus Q, although Project Glass is much different from the Nexus Q was.
There are only a few products that Google has that they actually produce. That would be the Chromebook Pixel and now Project Glass. But we aren’t sure where the Chromebook Pixel is manufactured. All of the Nexus devices are manufactured at their manufacturers respective plants for LG, ASUS and Samsung.
The report is also saying that this production run will be much more limited in number compared to their Nexus line. They are only expecting to make a few thousand Glass devices which will be put together in the coming weeks. We don’t know for sure if there will be bigger manufacturing taking place in the US as well or if their operations will be shifting back overseas. We’ll have to wait and see what Google does in the future.
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Source: Financial Times