Google strikes manufacture of Pixel telephone from China to Vietnam

Google is shifting the manufacturer of their Pixel smartphone from China to Vietnam. The move is claimed to happen before the tip of this yr, as reported by Nikkei.
Google cited growing Chinese labour costs and added pressure from tariffs within the ongoing China-US trade spat. The US-based internet large is reported to be moving each the manufacturer of its Pixel smartphone and the Google Home sensible speakers to Vietnam, according to Nikkei news.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg’s Tim Culpan factors out that the model new plant is likely ‘FIH Mobile’, a Foxconn subsidiary that beforehand purchased Nokia’s Vietnam manufacturing unit from Microsoft. Covert says that strains up with the Nikkei report, which claims that Google is planning to convert an previous Nokia plant for producing its personal telephones.
Over the past 12 months the shipments of the Pixel smartphone have doubled from the yr before. The company is hoping to ship eight to 10 million smartphone units in 2019. Nikkei is claiming that Google will shift some production of the Pixel 3A cellphone to Vietnam before the end of this 12 months.
The article additionally cites sources saying that Thailand might pick up the slack within the manufacture of the Google smart audio system. But the article says Google’s new product development, design and manufacture set-up will nonetheless remain in China..