Following interruptions in China caused by COVID-19 lockdowns and Beijing’s escalating tensions with the United States, Alphabet Inc. Google Now Intends to Produce some Pixel Phones in India after Apple. The is considering shifting some of the production of Pixel phones to India, according to a source cited by the Information on Monday.
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According to the story, Alphabet, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters, has asked Indian manufacturers for bids to produce between 500,000 and 1 million Pixel smartphones, or 10% to 20% of the device’s expected annual production.
Sundar Pichai, the company’s chief executive officer, hinted to a plan to manufacture in India earlier this year, but no final decision has been taken, according to the article. If permitted, Chinese components must still be imported for India’s manufacturing operations.
According to Nikkei, another manufacturing facility that Alphabet is exploring is Vietnam.
Through contract manufacturing partners Foxconn and Wistron, Apple Inc., the company’s primary smartphone rival, already produces at least four models up to the iPhone 13 in India. It is apparently thinking of releasing the most recent iPhone model, the iPhone 14, in India as well.
Early this year, China shut down important IT hubs Shanghai and other cities as a result of an increase in COVID instances, causing disruptions to global supply chains. Recent US export restrictions on select premium semiconductors to China have heightened relations with the Asian country.
At an event in the US on October 6, the firm plans to unveil new Pixel phone variants and its first wristwatch.