Lenovo and Motorola to start
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Contract manufacturer Flextronics will produce smartphones for Lenovo and Motorola in its Sriperambudur plant starting soon, according to a joint release issued by Motorola and Lenovo.

Motorola's Moto E and Lenovo's K3 Note will be the first handsets to be produced in the country, according to this report. This could mean that supply could be streamlined in India and handsets will be available more freely.

Xiaomi was the most recent manufacturer to join the Make in India fray with its new Redmi 2 Prime smartphone, which will be produced in accordance with Foxconn. This manufacturing plant is set up in Andhra Pradesh, however.

It was recently reported that ASUS was also looking to produce smartphones locally in India. This tells us that companies are looking at India as a manufacturing friendly region, which can create new jobs and a new wave of revenue for the government.

"Lenovo is not new to manufacturing in India. We recognized the potential of India and we invested in PC manufacturing several years ago. Lenovo's investment in the new manufacturing plant represents the potential we see in the Indian market and our long term commitment to our customers," Chen Xudong, President MBG Group, Lenovo and chairman Motorola Mobility Operating Board said in a statement.

He further said "In the past ten years, our brand has grown manifold in India. We are excited to expand our presence and tap into India's competent talent pool that will enable us to develop cutting-edge products for our own customers across the world".