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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BigRedNole, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. BigRedNole

    BigRedNole Well-Known Member
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    OK, I am 100% for anything made in the USA and willing to pay a little more for it. However, I am not sure that this phone really is made in the USA or is it just partially assembled in the USA?

    1. The US does not have the manufacturing infrastructure of Taiwan, China, and others.
    2. The chips, boards, processors etc. are all made overseas

    So, my question is whether this is a truly "Made in the USA" product or if pallets of pre-assembled parts come from China and someone in the US just sticks the colored back plate and buttons on it?

  2. BigRedNole

    BigRedNole Well-Known Member
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    Reporters are using "made in the USA" in their interviews. Googarola clearly states that these are "Assembled in the USA". All this means is there are a bunch of people making minimum wage to snap colors on the phones that are made with nearly slave labor in China.
  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    We don't know where the main chips are being made.

    Samsung is producing this class of processor for their phones in Texas.

    And I've been to the major semiconductor fabs.

    A lot of these parts come from Taiwan - and the conditions are not slave labor at all.

    I believe that there's a legal requirement for percentage of parts and assembly to qualify for the Made in the USA label.

    And - we manufacturer a lot right here in the USA, our chip foundries are going very strong and growing.
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  4. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    There was a special on the news about the manufacturing of the x and many of the parts are made here in the US.
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  5. EarlyMon

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    Wished I'd have seen that!
  6. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Gorilla Glass is made by Corning and their manufacturing plant is about 1-2 hour drive from me.
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  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    I could really go for a Moto video, the making of the X right about now.
  8. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    I am looking for a video or article to post from the news broadcast.

    Still looking
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  10. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    I'd love to see more American-made (or at least American-assembled) products. Every little bit helps :)
  11. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Exactly, not everyone can work for Microsoft, Google, Boeing, Lockheed Martin or General Dynamics or whatever. :)

    It's probably no worse than serving in McDonald's, I'm sure enough Americans already do that.

    Even if it is a crappy minimum wage assembly job, they're still paying taxes and buying things in the US, and thus contributing to the US economy rather than China.
  12. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Android Expert

    I heard pay at the factory was in the $10-11 dollar range. So nearly 50% better than minimum in Tx

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