Taipei to house the largest R&D center for Google in Asia Pacific

The deal does not affect HTC's virtual reality (VR) or contract manufacturing teams, but the majority of the smartphone R&D team will now be part of Google.

The two companies signed the deal in September 2017 for US$1.1 billion.

Google is betting big on HTC brains to up ante against Apple in the smartphone wars. The Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel 2 smartphones are manufactured by HTC for Google.

Previous reports have pegged the acquihire as bringing on around 2,000 HTC employees, with Osterloh again only specifying that it's the same team that Google worked with for the Pixel and Pixel 2. However, the deal could also boost Google's efforts in competing with Apple by making its custom chips with relative ease.

In addition to the transfer of 2,000 of HTC's best engineers, Google will also receive a non-exclusive license to the hardware manufacturer's intellectual property. Google's Senior Vice President of Hardware Rick Osterloh announced the closure as he welcomed the new staff to the family in a company blog post. It's likely that development on the Pixel 3 was started a fair while back, but the countdown is now on for the third generation of Google hardware and we here at Ausdroid can't wait. They will continue to remain in Taiwan.

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Google's Pixel sales have been a fraction of Apple's, but another phone maker designing more of its own components is a bad sign for suppliers.

Lastly, Osterloh mentioned that the team will get to work right away to build new hardware with a combining the best resources the company has in areas of artificial intelligence, software and hardware.

Google is in a race with Apple and to win that race, it needs to do things a little more differently.

Google buying a significant portion of HTC's core business poses a major shakeup in the tech world, but it's a move that makes sense given the companies' long and successful relationship together.

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