Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside said at D11 that the newly announced Moto X phone will be assembled mostly in the U.S. and let it slip that the device will have two separate processors. The Moto X will run on the Android operating system and be "broadly distributed" across service carriers (unlike previous Motorola devices). The Moto X will be the first major release since Google acquired Motorola.
The two processors inside of the Moto X are designed to tackle the “huge problem” of battery life in phones, Woodside said. The pair may include a high-power processor to tackle gaming and streaming video, as well as a leaner chip that draws less power to handle simpler tasks like text messaging and browsing contacts.
IBTimes previously reported other details of the Moto X from Motorola and Google. Woodside said that the phone will have an OLED screen and multiple sensors to “know when you take it out of your pocket." Sensors will detect if the Moto X is picked up or pulled from a pocket, which may help manage battery life, as the phone could be programmed to adjust its processing power and screen brightness according to its physical status.
The Moto X will be the first smartphone largely assembled in the U.S., according to a release from Motorola. It will be put together at a factory in Fort Worth, Texas, that will employ about 2,000 people. Motorola says that having designers closer to its factory creates several advantages, including faster response to consumer demand. The Moto X phone was announced by Motorola Mobility yesterday at AllThingsD’s annual D11 conference, and will be released by October.
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