On Thursday, August 1, 2013 11:25:04 PM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
"Made In America" or "Assembled In America"?
This morning, CNN was very clear to point out that the phones will be Assembled In America, not Made In America. Everytime they said "Assembled" they followed it with "assembled, not made."
This CNN report uses the term "assembled".
"The phone is assembled in the U.S., and Google hopes to lure customers with the relatively low $200 price."
Some of their earlier reports (May 2013?) used the word "made" but there was no mistaking their emphasis on "assembled, not made" when they talked about the phone this morning.
There's a "legal" difference between marking something with Made In The USA vs. Assembled In The USA. I wondered which definition fits the Moto-X.
On Friday, August 2, 2013 3:23:31 PM UTC-4, DerbyDad03 wrote:
SA vs. Assembled In The USA. I wondered which definition fits the Moto-X.
Almost certainly it's "assembled" not "made," as it would be nearly impossi
ble to source all the necessary components from strictly US manufacturers.
Still, it's better than "MADE in China." Let's just hope the workers they h
ire to do the assembly are thankful to have a job, and do quality work.
There are reports of manufacturers moving production back to the US popping
up here and there lately. It's become more expensive to do business in Chi
na, as I suspected it would, and for small to medium companies it's startin
g to make sense to bring the jobs back here.
On Friday, August 2, 2013 3:31:17 PM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
USA vs. Assembled In The USA. I wondered which definition fits the Moto-X
sible to source all the necessary components from strictly US manufacturers
hire to do the assembly are thankful to have a job, and do quality work.
ng up here and there lately. It's become more expensive to do business in C
hina, as I suspected it would, and for small to medium companies it's start
ing to make sense to bring the jobs back here.
Bringing the manufacturing back to the US doesn't equate to bringing the jo
bs back. With the huge advancement in robotics and automation since the job
s were sent overseas, the same amount of work can be done with far less wor
Sure, some humans will be required, but nothing matching the numbers that w
ere employed before the moves to China and elsewhere.
In addition, the number of "full-time with benefits" jobs will be far fewer
now that companies have begun to realize that the "part-time no benefits"
model actual works.
I remember when all the cheap junk was made in Japan and no one thought
of China as anything but a Communist enemy except Taiwan where more
cheap junk was manufactured. Now the cheap junk has been coming from
places like Mainland China, India and often Pakistan. I've seen some
stuff manufactured in countries of the former Soviet Union. As those
peoples become more prosperous, wages go up, expectations go up and
costs go up until it's too expensive to get things manufactured there
and the cycle begins again with manufacturing going where the costs of
building and transporting products is less expensive. I have a feeling
that the natural cycle will bring manufacturing back to all of those
desperate Americans who have no jobs and are willing to make fewer
demands unless the cycle is interfered with by idiot politicians hungry
for power and control. I wonder which political party and which
politician will claim credit for something that will happen all on its
Which could legally mean PCBs are printed in __(country)__, componenets
soldered into them there, cases molded next door, all put in the same
box and shipped here where someone touches two screws with a motorized
Assembled in USA
"A product that includes foreign components may be called "Assembled in
USA" without qualification when its principal assembly takes place in the
U.S. and the assembly is substantial. For the "assembly" claim to be valid,
the product's "last substantial transformation" also should have occurred
in the U.S. A "screwdriver" assembly in the U.S. of foreign components into
a final product at the end of the manufacturing process does not usually
qualify for the "Assembled in USA" claim."
I'm not just picking you out for responses. :-)
According to this site the CEO says:
"For indeed, excitement started when Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside
announced at the D11 conference that the phones would be made in the
USA, specificially Fort Worth, Texas".
On Thursday, August 1, 2013 10:25:04 PM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Dammit, I finally caved and used my upgrade on a Photon Q earlier this year. *sigh*
I'm fiercely loyal to Motorola for cell phones as every other manufacturer has disappointed me. However, the Photon Q seemed like a downgrade from my old Photon save for the fact that the Q had 4G LTE so I kind of had to go with it.
On Friday, August 2, 2013 4:19:10 PM UTC-5, N8N wrote:
r has disappointed me. However, the Photon Q seemed like a downgrade from
my old Photon save for the fact that the Q had 4G LTE so I kind of had to g
o with it.
Actually I just read the specs on it and it has no SD card slot. So I don'
t feel so let down now. What the hell Motorola? Especially since JB doesn
't offer the "mass storage" USB option, I *have* to use the SD card to tran
sfer files between phone and PC.
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