Motorola will officially announce details of it’s made in America smartphone Moto X. Moto X has been much talked about as it is the first smartphone after Motorola was acquired by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG). The makers claim that the phone has some exclusive features, which will help the phone to stand in competition to juggernauts like Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung.
Made in America, could help customize the device
Earlier, Motorola said that Moto X has been manufactured in the United States. CEO, Dennis Woodside said in a statement that Moto X will be manufactured in a new 500,000-square-foot production facility in Fort Worth, Texas. He added that the device is already being made by more than 2,200 employees, which will be then assembled and will be shipped from the factory.
ABC News reported last month that Motorola’s new device will be highly customizable as it manufactures in the home country. The buyers will be given a multitude of choice in colors. There can be two different colors chosen for the phone; one for back case and other for trim of the phone. Additionally, the device will let the user add a name or a message on the back cover along with uploading his/her own photograph and use it as wallpaper on the phone’s screen. Phone display may be 4.7 inch, according to some reports.
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Moto X expected software features
Similar to the phones released earlier by Motorola for Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), the Moto X is expected to use “OK Google Now” commands as the Droid Ultra. As was with Ultra, device will wake up with “OK Google Now” command. Say “OK Google Now Call John” and it will dial up John’s number.
MotoX is the first phone from Google’s Motorola so some good integration of Google’s service can be expected. According to some sources, the camera will not be accessed through a button or shuffle, but a flick will start the camera quickly. Moto X will be equipped with Android 4.2.2 while Google has launched Android 4.3 last week.
There are no statements over the price and availability of the device. However, Motorola claims that some of the most dominating players in network carriers would be selling the device.