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Motorola CEO confirms “Moto X” phone coming this year, focuses on sensors, built in USA

At the D11 conference, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has confirmed that it is preparing a major phone called the Moto X for launch. The phone, he says, is heavily focused on sensors. For example, the phone is contextually-aware in that it could tell when you are in a car.

Another example is launching the phone’s camera sensor when the phone is taken out of a pocket.  Notably, the phone will be built in the United States. Production will occur in a 5000 square foot facility in Fort Worth, Texas. 2000 jobs will be created because of this launch by August.

Woodside confirmed that he is currently carrying this device (which is built to compete with Apple and Samsung’s offerings), but he will not demonstrate it to the crowd. Additionally, he says, Google executives have seen the device.

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