Google is one that has a very limited presence in China. And amid the US-China trade war, it appears that the Mountain View-based tech giant is set to snap one of its last remaining links with China. According to a report by Nikkei, Google has been working with a partner in Vietnam since this summer to produce Pixel phones from China. The report suggests that Google is converting an “old Nokia factory” in the North Vietnamese province of Bac Ninh to handle production of Pixel phones.
The trade war between the US and China showed no signs of ending, with many tech giants advancing some facilities outside China. For Google, the Nikkei report states that with the Pixel phone being relocated to Vietnam it will help combat higher Chinese labor costs and increased tariffs.
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The report also said that not only Pixel phones but Google can also consider production of its smart speakers from China. However, the focus is on Pixel phones as Vietnam is seen as a driver for growth in the global smartphone market. The report states that “by diversifying its production in Vietnam, Google hopes to ensure sustainable production of a showcase pixel range for its Android operating system.”
With regard to Pixel smartphones, Google is working towards the launch of its next generation of smartphones. Pixel 4 is expected to be called, it is expected that Google will announce the new smartphone in the first week of October. As always, the camera is expected to be the biggest attraction of the Pixel smartphone, as well as it being the first device to run the latest version of Android, Android 10. Rumors are rife that the Pixel 4 will be Google’s first phone to feature a dual rear camera set. Up.