Google plan to make glasses with Fox­conn

The Pak Banker - - 6BUSINESS -

NEW YORK: Google Inc. plans to make dig­i­tal eye­glasses in the U.S. with Fox­conn Tech­nol­ogy Group ac­cord­ing to a per­son fa­mil­iar with the plans. The eye­ware, de­signed by Google and fea­tur­ing soft­ware and cam­eras, will be made by the Tai­wanese com­pany at its fac­tory in Cal­i­for­nia, the per­son said, ask­ing not to be iden­ti­fied be­cause the plans are not pub­lic. Google co-founder Sergey Brin is tout­ing the de­vice, dubbed Project Glass, as the fu­ture of mo­bile com­put­ing af­ter de­scrib­ing smart­phones as “emas­cu­lat­ing.” Fash­ion de­sign­ers, sky­divers, ac­ro­bats and pi­lots have been used by Google to demon­strate the eye­glass com­put­ers, ac­cord­ing to posts on the project’s Web­site. Fox­conn, based in Taipei, is the world’s largest con­tract man­u­fac­turer of elec­tron­ics and the pri­mary sup­plier of iPhones, iPads and iPods for Ap­ple Inc. (AAPL) Its fac­to­ries in China and Brazil make as many as 400,000 iPhones per day. Google, founded in 1998 by Brin and Larry Page, has grown to be­come the world’s largest In­ter­net-search com­pany with an­nual rev­enue last year of $50 bil­lion.

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