Motorola has announced plans to start building their next flagship phone, the Moto X, in Texas. This would make it the first ever smartphone assembled in the U.S. which is probably a good selling point (even though assembly is a minor cost in relation to buying all the components). Motorola is of course owned by Google, but it will be interesting to see if other phone makers will follow suit down the road. Time.com has the story.
Cellphone pioneer Motorola announced Wednesday that it’s opening a Texas manufacturing facility that will create 2,000 jobs and produce its new flagship device, Moto X, the first smartphone ever assembled in the U.S.
The company has already begun hiring for the Fort Worth plant. The site was most recently unoccupied but was once used by fellow phone manufacturer Nokia, meaning it was designed to produce mobile devices, said Will Moss, a spokesman for Motorola Mobility, which is owned by Google.