Motorola will be releasing a “handful” of new Android-based smartphones by this October, including the flagship Moto X, according to company head Dennis Woodside.
The handset will be manufactured in the United States, at a 500,000-square-foot assembly plant just outside of Fort Worth, Texas. The processors and OLED screens will be outsourced from Taiwan and Korea respectively.
Woodside, speaking at the annual All Things Digital conference, claimed that the Moto X will be equipped with multiple sensors that require little power. These sensors will recognize when the smartphone is taken out of someone’s pocket, or change screen behavior when in a car traveling 60 miles per hour.
Motorola is far from a leading Android handset maker like Samsung or HTC, with just three percent market share, but it will not take advantage of its Google merger to gain an exclusie edge on its competitors. With the Droid Razr Maxx HD and new smartphone additions, do you think Motorola will remain a strong player in the mobile space?