Google pushes the return of the “Made in the USA” approach for consumer electronics. The United States once the leader in manufacturing has, because of cheaper labor, lost its spot to China and Mexico.
At the Google I/O event they announced the Nexus Q, but they didn’t mention that is was manufactured in the United States. The price tag is $300, but that should be self explanatory. The New York Times and The Verge did a niece piece related to this matter.
It’s a step in the right direction of not only designing quality hardware in the United States, but also manufacturing here.
Google’s first in-house consumer hardware won’t just say, “Designed in California”. It says, “Designed and Manufactured in the USA.”