Google Glass will be manufactured in the USA (Santa Clara, California)

… according to a new report from the Financial Times today.

Google Glass Will Be Made In The U.S.A., Report Claims, At An Assembly Facility In Santa ClaraGoogle Glass, the advanced head-mounted computing project the company is gearing up for a possible launch later this year, will be assembled in the U.S., according to a new report from the Financial Times today. The assembly will take place in a facility located in Santa Clara and managed by partner Hon Hai Precision, also known as Foxconn.

The first batch should be for the ~2000 I/O Explorers and the 8000 #ifihadglass Explorers.

What do you think how long will they keep the production in the USA before off-shoring it for mass production? It seems to me that they only want to keep the production in the US as long as it takes to get this gadget out of beta – but at google this might be a long time …