Tech News

Google Moves Production of Pixel Phones to a New Country

Google Moves Production of Pixel Phones to a New Country
Google Moves Production of Pixel Phones to a New Country
Advertisements

Production of Google ‘s Pixel phones has swung back and forth between China and Vietnam over the past few years, but it looks like the company is looking for a new location . Some of the Google Pixel production may be moving to India , as Apple has done, according to a new report .

A new report reports that Google is looking to start Pixel smartphone production in India at around 500,000 to 1,000,000 units . According to the report, this accounts for about 10-20% of Google’s annual Pixel shipments .

Advertisements

“…Google has offered manufacturers in India between 500,000 and 1,000,000 production for the company’s Pixel smartphones, equivalent to 10% to 20% of the device’s estimated annual output.”

Advertisements

Prior to that, Google produced Pixel smartphones in other Asian regions, primarily in China. Google first tried to move away from China in 2019, with the goal of producing its smartphones in Vietnam . The Pixel 6 series, on the other hand, had to return to China after the great effects of COVID-19. Now Google is once again trying to leave the country ..

Google Moves Production of Pixel Phones to a New Country

Google’s New Manufacturing Destination India

Although this report from this week reveals that Google is investigating the production process in India,  nothing is clear yet . Someone familiar with Google’s production says that Google has encountered “delays in acquiring components for some of its devices” due to the ongoing COVID-19 quarantines in China. Also, moving some of its production to India could give a big boost to Google Pixel sales in the country.

India imposes a heavy 20% import tax on smartphones manufactured abroad, and manufacturing the devices there could cause Google to offer more competitive prices. The Pixel 6a was Google’s first smartphone to launch in India in three years, but the price was well above rival models in the region.

Advertisements

You may also like

Comments are closed.

More in:Tech News