Search giant Google which is on its path to make its Google Glass venture a success has purchased a bunch of patents from Taiwanese technology manufacturing giant Foxconn. This is being largely seen as a move that would help Google achieve its lofty Google Glass related ambitions.
Hon Hai , the parent company of Foxconn confirmed the news about the sale of patents related to technology that generate “a virtual image and is superimposed on a real-world view,” as per a Wall Street Journal report. Neither Google or Foxconn have disclosed the financial terms of the deal.
The report of the sale of these patents have not come as a surprise for many was there as a report by the Bloomberg not long ago about the possibility that Foxconn would be manufacturing Google’s wearable glasses at a facility in California. This would also give Google the right to claim that the devices are “made in the U.S.” Foxconn, in case you are unaware has two manufacturing plans in the US – one at Texas and the other in California. The California based plant is set to undergo an expansion so that it would be equipped to deal with the addition of Google Glass to its assembly line. Google expects Google Glass to be out by next year.