Moto X Phone is the next device to look forward to from Motorola. This would come after the Droid RAZR M, the Droid RAZR HD and Maxx HD models were released in the market recently by Motorola. These gadgets also run on the Android platform but have very minimal frills to it. Motorola would take on cloaking the Moto X phone as well and would serve as the company’s new flagship device.
The other factors which make the Moto X phone a device to discuss is that its makers intend to assemble the device in the United States and not in Asia which has emerged as the destination of choice for almost all manufacturing activity. All major companies including Apple, HP, Dell and so on get their devices assembled in Asia owning to the cheap labor on offer in these parts.
In fact, it is Texas where the manufacturing of the Moto X phone is already underway as informed by Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola while speaking to All Things D. While outsourcing the manufacturing of such devices to outside countries is being resorted to due to lower labor cost in the Asian region, it also involves the company’s inability to innovate as quickly as it would have otherwise wished to. By having the device manufactured in the US itself will enable Motorola to ‘innovate and iterate’ faster.
He also informed that Motorola is going to commence the project this August and are hiring 2000 employees for the same. Given these bits of information from such a reliable source, the device can be expected to be unveiled in October with the actual release happening in November or December.
Other interesting features of the device would be the Motorola custom UI running above the Android platform. It is going to have support for Qualcomm’s LTE network. The display and the camera technology would be based on the latest available in the market.
The Moto X would have to compete in the market against the likes of Galaxy S4 from Samsung, the HTC One and also the LG Nexus 4 from Google itself. There would also be the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 vying for the market share alongside the Moto X.