Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirmed the rumors during the AllThingsD conference that Moto X is indeed real. Motorola, now owned by Google, is proud of the fact (and will use it as the marketing material) that the phone will be designed, engineered and assembled in the USA.
Motorola will manufacture the units of Moto X sold in the USA in Fort Worth, Texas, making it the first smartphone ever assembled domestically. The company will acquire parts for the phone from it’s long time partners in Taiwan, Korea, and other countries.
Flextronics will remain Motorola’s global manufacturing partner and will be assembling devices for global distribution in China and Brazil. However, for the devices to be sold in the US, Flextronics is now hiring people for the new Fort Worth facility now.
The phone will be available this summer and will focus on breakability and battery life – something Google CEO Larry Page talked about recently when the company announced its financial report.
Moto X will have some Google influence. Woodside said that “we know when it’s in your pocket, we know when it’s in your hand, it’s going to know when you want to take a picture and fire up the cameras.”