After making the Moto X phone official at ATD D conference a few hours ago, Motorola has confirmed that Flextronics will be its global manufacturing partner for the flagship smartphone. While this would be the first smartphone to be assembled in the US, Flextronics will also continue to manufacture smartphones in China and Brazil.
The decision to assemble the Moto X in Texas would help Motorola to iterate faster and better respond to market demand. “There are several business advantages to having our Illinois and California-based designers and engineers much closer to our factory. For instance, we’ll be able to iterate on design much faster, create a leaner supply chain, respond much more quickly to purchasing trends and demands, and deliver devices to people here much more quickly,” Motorola said in a statement.
The Moto X is expected to launch by October and CEO Dennis Woodside calls it a “contextually aware” smartphone that will know when the user has taken it out of his pocket thanks to an array of sensors inspired by Moto’s smartwatch from a couple of years ago. Woodside also indicated that it will have two processors for better power management and that Motorola will launch a handful of phones by fall this year.