Motorola tweets blatant Moto X teaser pic

by: Nate SwannerJuly 18, 2013

Moto X factory

How much longer until we get our hands on the Moto X? Not long, if this picture is accurate. Motorola tweeted a pic today of an employee in their Texas plant building a – you guessed it – Moto X. While the picture doesn’t specifically say so, the “Designed by you. Assembled in the USA.” text is clearly a Moto X missive.

I’m not familiar with the inner workings of a smartphone manufacturing facility, but one thing that stands out is the color wheels at various (maybe all) workstations. Is that some sort of screen calibration tool? Perhaps it has something to do with customization. We don’t know, and probably won’t until the device comes out and we can draw some parallels.

At this point in time, Motorola is probably best served announcing the device and getting it over with. We know all we really need to about the hardware, so it’s time to experience the software. We’re all excited, but the hype has peaked a little earlier that Motorola had expected, I’m sure.

I wonder if this guy knew he was going to be mildly famous when he was building my Moto X? I hope he signs it for me.

  • Ares

    Motorola cut down their employees. Now they only have one employee left to do moto x.

    • There’s three in the pic.

      • MasterMuffin

        They’re fake, that’s why you can’t see their heads. Illusion!

      • WestIndiesKING

        4 actually

        • Just seen a fifth. The picture is suddenly very busy.

          • lala

            Check again, I see six people. I enjoy elusive employees than the article.

  • YoungHermit

    Anyone notice the color circle behind? Maybe these are the colors that’ll be available for the backplates?

    • Luka Mlinar

      It’s just a spectrum of colors for reference. Still, agreed on the back plates.

  • John


  • Luka Mlinar

    They are working on back plates. Most probably looking over what the machine spits out. Testing the colors and quality. Inner working would require them to sit down, more tools, more delicate work then we see here. Also there seam to be a bunch of back plates in one of the containers. I know they are not phones because no one would stock phones like that in a box. So the conveyor belt behind them brings out the plates and they check them. Simple to me :)
    What I win? :D