Google decided to remove the production of its devices outside of China to minimize the negative impact of a trade war between the United States and China. The collection of smart speakers Google Home, in particular, will be performed in Thailand. Quanta Computer remained the manufacturing partner of the American company. Google is thinking about to move production laptops based on the Chrome OS platform to Thailand and Vietnam.
Google will begin the process of moving the production of Pixel smartphones from China to Vietnam in 2019 – Nikkei publication says. In 2019, Google plans to supply 8 – 10 million smartphones, which is twice as much as a year earlier. Vietnam has become a key component of the company’s strategy to strengthen its position in the smartphone market.
Many experts agree that Google Home smart speakers will be produced in Thailand. However, the development of new devices and the initial assembly of equipment will remain in China. Google did not comment on the relocation of production sites so far.