New Motorola DROID models not made in the U.S.

New Motorola DROID models not made in the U.S.
Motorola made it a point of announcing that the upcoming Motorola Moto X would be manufactured in the U.S. The wholly owned Google subsidiary even ran a full page ad for the phone, highlighting that it will be the first phone designed, engineered and assembled in the USA. Will that capture any additional sales for the Motorola Moto X once it is released? That remains to be seen.

But what about the new line of Motorola DROID handsets unveiled today? Will these models also be conceived and birthed in the states? Not according to a Motorola spokesman who said today about the new trio of phones, "They’re designed in the USA, made in Asia."

Future Motorola models after the Moto X might end up taking up what is expected to be spare capacity at the former Nokia plant in Texas, now run by contract manufacturer Flextronics. But for now, the factory can't accommodate the production of three new models at once, in addition to the Moto X. For those who end up buying the Motorola DROID Ultra, Motorola DROID MAXX or Motorola DROID Mini, at least you know that your phone was sketched on a napkin inside the U.S. even if it was ultimately assembled in Asia.

source: TheVerge via AndroidAuthority



1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

lol dont think anyone is surprised

2. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

And at least they're not trying to fool anyone with some "Designed in Illinois" tagline on the box.

15. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Made is Asia? . People nowadays can't admit that almost everything are made in China

18. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Asia? More like, MADE IN CHINA.

3. deathgod

Posts: 122; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

I don't really understand why people care about where it's made. As long as it looks/performs the way it's supposed to, it could be made in someone's basement as I wouldn't care.

6. HASHTAG unregistered

Try to think a little deeper. Otherwise, good point.

9. AsisHaas

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 14, 2013


11. ElixieR

Posts: 67; Member since: May 01, 2013

it means less employment in the US...try to think in the US economy isn't bad already...

4. Seo_Joo_Hyun

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Demi Lovato

10. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

That's just random..

13. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

So true! :P

5. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

I used to work as a tech for Flextronics on the Verizon account. If they're making the Moto X device, I'll stay with my Galaxy S III. Good luck Moto lovers! You'll need it.

7. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

And thanks to the anonymity of the Internet, you need not fear a breach of NDA or libel suit!

16. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

anonymity... on internet?!?! you are kidding, right?

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Very sad that Verizon version won't be assembled here in the U.S. while the X phone is

12. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

This isn't the "Verizon version". Verizon will get its own Moto X. They weren't able to get the plant tooled for 4 different phones. Hey, I'm grateful they're assembling the one phone here.

14. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

So, would this "Moto X" be the next Nexus? I see no reason why LG would manufacture it when Google can have Moto make it. I'm a little unsure here...

17. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

C´mon, We don´t care if it is assembled in america, china or anywere else, this is a global economy, We just need good products, fair price and not slave condition work, other than that, who cares?!?!

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

But there's the rub... Something made in China could be made in near-slave conditions, whereas something made in Texas will not.

20. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

You are stupid Made In USA = More job for our citizens Mad in China = More slavery

21. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

You are stupid and didn´t get the point... Motorola doesn´t make phone just to america and 98% of world population does not care if you get more or less jobs because of that.

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