Hey America, don’t say Google never did anything for you: Looks like Google Glass will be made right here in the good old U. S. of A. That’s according to the Financial Times says, citing sources “familiar with the company’s plans.”
The president’s speechwriters have likely already popped this news into the Google Doc where they spitball ideas for the next State of the Union.
The FT says Google is talking to Foxconn about manufacturing components elsewhere in the world then assembling the final product in Santa Clara. It’s not clear how many jobs such a facility might create. According to the report:
The small scale, high cost and complexity of the project’s initial run makes it practical to base manufacturing operations near the search company’s Silicon Valley headquarters, according to people briefed on the plans.
Proximity to Google HQ means it’ll be easier for Sergey and his minions to keep a close cybernetic eye on production, in case problems crop up.
Newt’s going to be so stoked, you guys.