At the annual summer conference at Allen & Company Sun Valley, hosted by Tim Cook, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said Google has always had an interest in building its own hardware. However, before these were just thoughts that did not reach the search for a company,
engaged in the production of computer hardware.
Here is what Schmidt said at that very conference in an interview with The New York Times:
It is worth saying that Google has already begun to move towards the implementation of its ideas for the production of its own devices, and this was initiated by the purchase of Motorola. By the way, Schmidt told a little about the plans for Motorola and said that new products are just around the corner.
However, Motorola is not the only way that Google is implementing its ideas for the production of its own devices. It is worth remembering the entire Nexus line, as well as the experimental Glass Project. Glass Project are augmented reality glasses that use a special display onto which augmented reality elements are projected. The project is being developed in a laboratory with the mystical name Google X, and the first glasses are expected in early 2013 at a price of $ 1,500.
In general, it is still difficult to call Google an independent manufacturer of its own devices, like Apple, but in my opinion, this is exactly what everything is going to.