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Live blog: Motorola’s Woodside and Dugan at D11 conference


We’re here at the AllThingsD D11 conference where Walt Mossberg is interviewing Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside and SVP Regina Dugan. Catch our live blog below:

– Woodside says a handful of new Android phones from company launching within 6 months.

– Woodside confirms “hero” phone called “Moto X” will have wide launch.

– Moto X makes use of many sensors like accelerometers. Example: Phone taken out of pocket, camera launches. Phone can be contextually-aware when it is in a car. Full story here. 

– Built in the United States. 2000 jobs for this project. Built in Forth Worth, Texas. Parts sourced from Taiwan/Korea. 5000 square foot facility.

– Walt asking about Advanced Technologies team. Dugan talking about problems that could be fixed through innovation. Dugan talking about authentication for cell phones. Dugan is profoundly interested in wearables.

– Dugan is wearing an electronic tattoo for authentication. Whoa. And a vitamin pill that has a switch to turn your entire body into an authenticator.

– Big unsolved problems: breaking phones, battery issues. These won’t be fixed this year, but seemingly solutions are in development.

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