Motorola to Make First Smartphone Manufactured in the U.S.


Motorola announced Wednesday that they will be opening a manufacturing plant in Texas to produce their new flagship device, Moto X. This will be the first smartphone ever assembled in the U.S.  The announcement came from Motorola’s CEO Dennis Woodside at the AllThingsD D11 Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA.

Texas Governor Rick Perry commented through a spokeswoman, “Motorola Mobility’s decision to manufacture its new smartphone and create thousands of new jobs in Texas is great news for our growing state. Our strong, healthy economy, built on a foundation of low taxes, smart regulation, fair legal system and a skilled workforce is attracting companies from across the country and around the world that want to be a part of the rising Texas success story.”

Woodside has stayed very quiet about the future of Motorola phones only stating, “We have a hero device that’s coming out that’s going to be called Moto X.” Good thing for Lone Star State as this “hero device” could create as many as 2,000 jobs.

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