Google’s Nexus Q made in the U.S.A.?

Nexus QAt a time when we find ourselves lining up for blocks to get the newest phone that has just been shipped halfway across the world along with millions of others just like it, it’s nice to hear that the next new shiny (in this case matte black and not shiny) device might be coming from a place a little closer to the block we will be waiting for it. According to an article by John Markoff of the New York Times, Google has decided to test the waters of electronics manufacturing in the U.S. by building its Nexus Q, a cloud based streaming media player, in the fifty. This seems fitting for a company known for it’s spirit of experimentation which has led to features we just can’t do without such as “street view”.

Most of the components inside the Nexus Q probably come from any number of countries abroad so it might be more fitting to say “Assembled in the U.S.A.”, however, this is a big step towards thinking about bringing electronics manufacturing back to the U.S. Hopefully this little experiment will turn into something a bit bigger with other tech companies watching to see what happens.