Last year Google decided to move its production lines from China to Vietnam. But those plans were thwarted by the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Nikkei report, Asian governments have begun tightening border controls because of the recent COVID-19 outbreak. As a result of travel problems and "limited engineering resources" in Vietnam, Google will have to continue production in China.
It is reported that the Pixel 5 smartphones were supposed to be assembled already in Vietnam, but the plans did not succeed. Moreover, the new Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will also be assembled in China - in Shenzhen city.
By the way, this isn't the only company stuck in the Middle Kingdom. Apple was also planning to move a small part of its MacBook and iPad production line to Vietnam, but cannot do so yet.
Recall, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will be officially unveiled in the fall, but no exact timeline yet. Both models will get Tensor SoC - proprietary system on chip designed for the new "Pixel". Google also promises Android 12, a new design, trim and an updated larger camera system.
Source: Gizmochina, Nikkei