As Google Glass looms ever closer to mass production, Motorola has now spoken up suggesting that they could eventually be involved in the final production process.
According to Motorola’s CEO Dennis Woodside, Motorola is already lending a helping hand in many internal Google hardware projects. In terms of Glass, that involvement includes the discussion of potential manufacturing issues and how the company might address them.
Of course providing limited counsel isn’t exactly the same thing as helping design, build or mass produce Glass. Still, Woodside claims that Google has already talked about potentially handing production over to Motorola outright. “It could someday be an opportunity,” says Woodside.
No more details are given about Motorola and Google’s plans for the wearable computer, or even when such an opportunity might actually occur. We also can’t say for sure whether the idea is to hand production solely to Motorola, or if other manufacturers might also be involved with the final hardware production. This certainly makes some sense, as this would be the quickest way to push Glass adoption further, and at the same time wouldn’t step on anyone’s toes.
Keep in mind that this is all rumor and speculation at this stage. Ultimately, we can’t say for sure what Google will end up doing with Glass and for now we should take all of this with a grain of salt.
What do you think, would handing over partial or full production to Motorola be a wise move? Would you like to see Google open up the Glass platform to other manufacturers?