Google Plans To Build New Campus For Research And Development Center
Google created a new dictionary not far from its current headquarters. (photo: hk/unspalsh)

JAKARTA - Google is planning a new campus in Silicon Valley that will include a new hub for some of its hardware products. Reportedly by CNBC Google has purchased land in northern San Jose, California, spending more than 389 million dollars (approximately Rp. 5.5 trillion).

This land is used to build a campus that will be the initial plan for the construction of Google's research and development center.

The campus, called Midpoint, will be located between Google's current Mountain View headquarters and the multi-purpose campus in San Jose.

Midpoint will have five office buildings connected by pedestrian bridges, and will be adjacent to three industrial buildings that planning documents say will serve as hubs for its hardware division, including smart home product, Nest.

The document also shows that Google has been planning the Midpoint site since 2018 as reported by CNBC.

Google did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Saturday, August 7 from the media. But a campus that has more space dedicated to hardware makes a lot of sense, given what executives have said recently.

The company's head of hardware, Rick Osterloh, said Google was ready to start gaining market share in the hardware space.

As The Verge notes, after a recent visit to Mountain View to take a peek at the Pixel 6, Google's flagship phones have a small share of the market compared to Apple and Samsung.

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