Nexus was made in the United States of America. That’s how Google announced the strange-looking ball that is their streaming media player.
Well, it was found out that components of this streaming orb are not actually 100% coming from the USA. Technicians at iFixit discovered that several components inside the media player came from countries across Asia including Thailand, China, Japan, and perhaps other countries in Europe. That does not mean though that Google did not tell the whole truth because technically it never claimed that all parts were manufactured in the USA. The device is still can still boast of the label “Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A.” at the back of the media player.
To manufacture a device like Google Nexus Q using parts all coming from one country like the US would be shocking, if not foolhardy from a business perspective, at all.
Let’s take a look at some of the internal components listed by folks from iFixit that are not from the US:
-The Toshiba TX147APL optical port was manufactured in Japan
-The PulseJack J0011D0NL Ethernet port was manufactured in China
-The integrated power management is labeled as a Texas Instruments 6030B1A4 (manufactured in Germany, USA, Japan, China, or the Philippines)
-The Highly Integrated Full Featured Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ULPI Transceiver is labeled as a SMSC USB3320C built in Taiwan, North America, Korea, Japan,
China, India, or Europe
-The Murata KM10L3002 was made in Taiwan, Japan, or China)
-Texas Instruments OMAP4460 Application Processor SOC and Elpida B8064B2PB 1 GB DRAM
-The Hi-Speed USB 2.0 to 10/100 Ethernet Controller is labeled as a SMSC LAN95000A made in North America, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, India, Europe, or China
-The 16 GB moviNAND Flash Memory is a Samsung KLMAG4FEJA-A002 manufactured in Austin, Texas or Hwaseong, South Korea
Google did not disclose the amount to assemble the device somewhere in Silicon Valley nor the exact location of the Google factory. The Nexus Q is currently being sold at $299 apiece.