Motorola announces Moto X phone for later this year
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Ever since Google took over Motorola 2 years ago, we've been waiting on a flagship product to define the duo's relationship. Rumors of such a device did begin rumbling at the end of last year, but we now have official confirmation.
Speaking at the AllThingsD conference, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside announced that the company will begin churning out products soon, starting with the Moto X smartphone this summer. Actual details of the device are still scant, but it will feature an OLED display and a focus on battery life and durability. Woodside also claimed that the device will know when it's inside or outside a user's pocket, an expansion on what Google Now began with Android Jelly Bean.
Although Motorola claims that their relationship with Google is no different than any other manufacturer, they are making an emphasis on the device's production. According to the company, it will be the first smartphone assembled exclusively in the United States, and it will be put together at a factory in Fort Worth, Texas.