Flextronics employees show off the fruits of their labor at the Texas factory where the Moto X is assembled.
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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Motorola is custom-assembling 100,000 Moto X Android phones each week in its Texas factory here, according to Mike McNamara, CEO of Flextronics, the contract manufacturer that runs the facility.
On Tuesday, McNamara told a crowd of reporters, employees, and guests that included Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and Texas Governor Rick Perry that production of the Moto X began in earnest at the facility on August 6 and has ramped up to 100,000 units of the customizable smartphone per week.
Motorola claims the Moto X is the first smartphone ever to be assembled in the United States. The company began taking orders for the phone, which can be customized online or at certain carrier store kiosks, last month with the pledge to turn around and deliver those custom Android phones in just four days for U.S. customers.