Google Glass to be made in the USA, but still by Foxconn
The most anticipated frames, perhaps of all time, will be made in Google's backyard, according to a report.
Like so many other popular and much-coveted tech gadgets,will be made by China's Foxconn -- but not in China.
The Financial Times is reporting that Google's augmented reality specs will be assembled by the Taiwan-based company, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, at a facility in Santa Clara, Calif. has contracts with many big names in the tech world to manufacture and/or assemble laptops, smartphones, and other consumer products in facilities around the world, including its massive, city-sized factories in mainland China.
According to the report, the small scale, high cost, and complexity of Glass made it a good candidate for the "made in the USA" label.
Presumably, the first few thousand Glass units to be assembled in California will be sent out to the 8,000 recently announcedwho were given the chance to buy Glass early for $1,500.
A number of Googlers were seen wearing Glass at. As far as I'm aware, none were in an Austin bar.
Sources have confirmed to CNET thatto the general public by the end of the year and for under $1,500.
I reached out to Google and was told that the company "does not comment on rumor speculation."