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Moto X Customization Details Leaked – Custom Colors, Engravings and Wallpapers

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Sources of ABC News that are close to Motorola and the Moto X device, say that they know the exact details of how far users can go to customize their future device. Through the ads and information Motorola recently posted, we knew the device would allow customers to build their own unique-looking device, but we did not know to what extent.

According to the source, users can select the casing color, trim color, receive custom engravings on back of the device, as well as have personal/custom photos installed to be the phone’s wallpaper. All of this will take place through a website that Motorola is building for consumers. 

Through a website, buyers will be able to select from a palette of different colors. One color can be used for the back case and another can be selected for the trim of the phone. Users will also be able to engrave a name or message on the back cover as well as upload a personal photo through the site to be used as the wallpaper on the phone’s screen, according to people familiar with the rollout.

The source states that the device will come shipped with Android 4.2.2 and that it will in fact be available on Verizon. Custom editions can be bought through the web, but regular or “standard” editions can be purchased in stores with no extra/custom features.

On top of just aesthetics, Motorola is said to be working very hard on unique sensors for the phone. ABC reports that the phone will be “smart enough” to know when a user is driving, automatically launching the speakerphone function when receiving a call. In addition, a user can simply flick the device to open up the camera app, which means no more fumbling around while looking for the app shortcut.

Are we liking what we hear so far? Custom engravings and colors? Sign us up.

Via: ABC News

  • Eltahur

    Moto, no one cares about custom colors, trs and wallpapers. Those are all gimmicks. Phones always get wrapped in a case and custom wallpapers???? Cmon moto, i thought you where going to innovate, not run a marketing stunt

  • Bionic

    What did I tell you?! Everything I have told you has been backed up now

    • DroidzFX

      Now tell me how much its going to cost off contract.

      • Bionic

        $550

        • jaybar

          gahh

        • DroidzFX

          I was really hoping it would be lower.

    • NexusMan

      actually…no.

  • Dave

    Not taking either side here, but I bet Samsung just pissed their pants laughing when they read this. It’s a cool idea, but they needed to REALLY bring it this time.

  • Dave

    Throwing away my GN2 and hoping the GN3 will allow for gallery shots to be used as wallpaper.

  • NexusMan

    The one thing I don’t get, though, is the custom wallpaper. What’s the point? I can already, put whatever picture I want as a wallpaper, once I get any phone.

  • Bionic_Pags

    Why is anyone impressed by this, especially on a site like this? I can understand that teeny boppers and the like would like to engrave things on their phone and have custom colors, and styles but i for one (and i’m sure others) could give a damn about this. Give me an a phone with incredible specs, awesome build quality and stock android (or as close as it can get) and i will throw my money at you.

  • cheese

    custom engraving will make your phone resale value go down

  • Tuck Danger

    How many people are thinking “Black and Gold” ala OG Droid?

  • grim7r

    Has to be 1080p and have at least a Snapdragon 600 to be remotely competitive. Being on Verizon helps a lot though.

  • NexusMan

    LOL. Bionic has no comment? I threw the engraving bit out there on a previous post and he shot it down, as per Sarge. lol.

    • Bionic

      You misread. I said no on hardware

      • NexusMan

        NexusMan • a day ago

        “Color, removable battery with plastic body, metal body with non removable battery, 8 – 64gbs storage, amount of mega pixel camera, kick stand, engraving/embossing, processor, themed skin…just speculation”

        Bionic NexusMan • 17 hours ago
        -
        “sorry but no, color is the only thing you got right”

        …I misread nothing. You’re just full of it.

  • ssjnimma

    and I wonder how much all this “fluff” will cost us the consume…

  • trwb

    My engraving will look like this: Deez (_))

    • Brandon Haines

      lol…they need to make a sticker for the back of the phone, to really make use of the picture uploading …i think i can put my own picture on my wallpaper

  • Tony Byatt

    S*** just got real…

  • Chris Knepper

    Take all of my money!

    Well, since the phone is rumored to be inexpensive, take some of my money!

  • Trevor

    Sounds awesome, just hope everything under the hood is up to par (or better) – unless that is a different phone altogether.

  • Fresh360

    This pretty much lines up with the rumors we have been hearing that Moto X is a line of devices not just 1 phone and that the Hero device Woodard spoke of will come in the fall. I am not mad at this news at all.

  • Kevin

    yaaaaay :|

  • a.d.AM

    We wouldve seen every possible variant go through the FCC if you could select all diff internals!! It sounds fun to me. Im not getting one.

  • Ameshican

    So what kind of customization were people thinking of?

    • http://www.keithbluhm.com/ Keith

      I think people were hoping to be able to pick and choose the amount of RAM, processing power, CPU/GPU core number, battery size, screen size, DPI, SD card slots, HDMI port, etc, etc, etc. Sorry, but not everyone is a power user. This teenie-bopping customization, while completely retarded, makes much more sense and comes with much less overhead and will keep costs low.

      • NexusMan

        Retarded?

        • Keith

          Lame, pointless, unnecessary, et al.

      • Mike

        Anyone who thought that any of that was a possibility needs to have their head examined.

  • tomgillotti

    Not exactly what we all on here might want or need when it comes to customization, but it’s a step in the right direction. Imagine what this will turn into down the road… You can customize the crap out of computers today… not to put this evil on Motorola, but Dell introduced this type of thing back in the day and they made a lot of money doing it. Moto might be the next Dell in that respect. We’ll see about hero device though… 4000 mAh battery sounds nice. Better sensors would be great, but I still think smartphones are hitting their peak right now. The next gen of smart devices (watches, glass, etc, etc.) will be what leads the way. Smartphones will become a thing of the past (so to speak) in the next 5 years.

    • zurginator

      A SOC can’t really be customized…. plus it would kill economies of scale, plus every potential combination would have to roll through the FCC.

      • tomgillotti

        I’m not saying that this will happen entirely, but there is more to customize than color. Again, I don’t believe we’ll be using these brick style phones in 5-10 years either. These things are so limited and we’re all going to laugh at ourselves just like we do when we see Zach Morris holding that giant outdated device.

  • sc4fpse

    Sorry, this isn’t customization, it’s just bullsh*t.

    • NexusMan

      customize or customise (ˈkʌstəˌmaɪz) — vb( tr ) to modify (something) according to a customer’s individual requirements
      …it’s customization.

    • Mike Hilal

      What were you hoping for? The SOC market at the moment would not allow for any true HW customization. At the very best, the memory size is what we can get…perhaps a bit of overclocking if we stretch a bit. When I saw the screen, I knew it would be (effectively) just colors.

  • Tay

    How come this phone is acceptable for having “last years specs”? … But any other device not having up to date specs will be laughed at and dismissed.

    • NexusMan

      One possible reason is that specs haven’t been announced.

      • Tay

        It’s pretty much understood that the specs will be mid-range.

        • Mike Hilal

          It’s pretty much understood you have poor reading comprehension.

        • Sean Royce

          Rumours are just that until the release day.

    • Mike Hilal

      I love how you already know the specs. LOVE IT.

      • Tay

        It’s pretty much understood that this device will be mid-range

        • Mike Hilal

          That was the Xfon, aka Ghost. This is NOT that device. Is it really that hard for you to understand?

          • Tay

            Okay sorry for being misinformed. You win the internet today, does that make you happy? Go somewhere now.

          • Mike Hilal

            U mad? Hugz and Kissez for jo0

  • Bill Stebbins

    Engraving? This is the first thing that came to mind:

    • Butters619

      Get you iPod Customized for Free Today!!!!!!*

      *can not return or exchange customized iPod.

    • Sean Royce

      What’s wrong with engraving? I personally like it. Got my iPad 2 engraved back in the day.

  • Chris Schmucker

    dibs on engraving FACKWORS

    • Mike Hilal

      Too Late. Per sarge.

  • Peter Blanco

    Customization + quality of say the HTC One + internals of One/S4/Xperia= ULTIMATE PHONE.

  • elvisgp

    Guys, just wait until the official announcement and if these rumors turn out to be true, then you can bit*h your panties off.

  • Albert Reyna

    I would of like a metal option just like the htc one. I mean cmon! The HTC One is a beauty but I hate sense and $650 for a google play edition is not worth it IMO…Imagine a Metal Razr, now that would be dangerous lol.

  • Scott Webber

    I can think of no reason for it to ship with less than 1080p. That should be a deal breaker for most serious phone users.

    • Fresh360

      1080p are standard on larger screens (4.7inches+) at the reported size of this phone (4.3 – 4.5 inches) 720p would be perfect (As long as it isnt pentile)…I honestly believe this is an entry level phone, the “hero” device will be Snapdragon 800, 1080p, and all the bells and whistles…

      • Ahmed Abbas

        i wish this is true

  • Sjschwar

    How does this “smart enough” phone know if i’m a driver or a passenger?

    • blootz

      If you face the phone down, it knows you are driving. Face your phone up and it knows your a passenger. problem solved ;) my patent is pending.

      • Mike Hilal

        Apple is preparing a case against your pending patent.

      • Sjschwar

        who keeps their phone down? i leave mine in the cup holder, unless it’s full of cups…

        • Butters619

          And then I cram it between the two cups and hope it doesn’t fall out.

  • enigmaco

    Well I am truly disappointed

  • Nicholassss

    why do I need to upload to a site to use a picture as a wallpaper?

    • Brandon Haines

      sounds like some nsa bullshxt like i cant make my own freakin wallpaper….they need to have the picture made into the case of the phone now thats something

  • hoosiercub88

    More importantly, let’s see a price.

  • John Jenness

    Well, if this is what I was waiting for…I’ll just move on to the One then I guess.

  • JoshGroff

    For those of us that run em naked, or have hopes of reselling them after a period of time, then it’s somewhat important.

    • Biebz4Life

      And, pray tell, how do expect to sell something with a personalized message engraved on the back? That alone will kill the value for someone else, unless its something idiotic like YOLO or BIEBZ4LIFE

      • MacNificent

        lol. But if you could easily customize the back, hen you could purchase your own personally colored or engraved back. If the specs are as good as the s3 or better this will be a hit no matter what. (my 1st comment ever. & Ive been droid life-ing since the OG Droid)

      • JoshGroff

        Engraving I must admit is probably the dumbest option available. Makes it so hard to resell a phone.

  • TMKvamme

    Not taking screen protector into account:
    43% no case
    57% case

    http://www.droid-life.com/2013/06/18/tuesday-poll-are-you-protecting-your-smartphone/

    I am sure that at least some of those people use a case not to protect their phone but to make it look pretty. I wonder if this would change that.

  • crossover2388

    Motorola needs to get there head out of there ass, and give the customer exactly what they want.

    • Brandon Haines

      this picture upload bs is pointless make it worth my wild…allow me to add a picture printing to the damn case not on my wallpaper…it would be as easy as a nylon or waterproof phone sticker for the back casing.

      now if i was on the motorola team i would useful :-p

  • hoosiercub88

    All devices ship with a locked bootloader, even Nexus’

    I presume you’re hoping for an unlockable one without encryption ;)

    • Chris Schmucker

      *COUGH* Verizon *COUGH*

      • hoosiercub88

        Guess you missed that whole thing where all post TI-OMAP Moto devices got a workaround and got fully unlocked ;)

    • Shayne Jardine

      Not true all GS3′S were unlocked besides verizon

  • bootch

    WHERE’S THE NEXT PHYSICAL KEYBOARD PHONE FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT THIS CHOICE?????

    • vOc627

      I hear Blackberry has a physical QWERTY coming out, might want to check that out. Oh and Sony has a new discman with more buffering!

      • Taylor Abrahamson

        120 second anti-skip!!??? I’M IN!

    • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

      Just get a phone with a 4.3-5 inch screen and invest in a really good on screen keyboard!

  • John Jenness

    Let me pick features like processor type and screen and then we can talk.

  • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

    The only real downside I see here is that it is going to make reselling customized devices MUCH harder!

    • MikeCiggy

      Just custom colors and no engraving will make it easier to sell if someone really wants the same color combo you chose. The engraving however is a no go.

      • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

        But the whole custom wallpaper might be an issue as well if they install it in with the system default wallpapers. Basically if they did that no matter how many times you wipe the phone or factory reset it the custom wallpaper will be there (not that it would be that big of an issue if you picked say a nature scene or an Android logo but if its say a picture of your kids / family you might not want just anyone to have that pic).

    • MacNificent

      just recustomize… that will solve that problem

  • GigaJake

    Really want to make a phone I can customize? Let me have a physical keyboard.

    • Adam Truelove

      Yes, and a time machine to take it back to 2009. ;)

      • hoosiercub88

        I miss physical QWERTY keyboards. Nothing better than some tactile feedback.

        • JoshGroff

          I’m with you there, I only skipped over the last 3 droid iterations because they were all fairly lacking when it came to internal specs and dev support. Release a Droid 5 with upper mid/high end specs and I’d be all over it.

      • Raven

        Hey! My Droid 4 was released in 2012, and I still have not found anything to make me give up my physical keyboard. So, I would love to see another physical keyboard phone come out.

      • Sean Royce

        >I don’t like physical keyboards so neither should anybody else!

  • EDNYLaw

    So Guy Kawasaki asks: Do you want to be able to customize your phone like a Porsche? I guess he wasn’t kidding, the only things you can really customize on a given Porsche model are superficial things (exterior paint, rims, interior color, etc). This has delivered exactly what he said. I suppose it’s better than the Model T’s slogan of “any color you want as long as it’s black.”

    That being said, here’s hoping there a real “hero” Moto device with high end specs looming on the horizon.

  • vOc627

    How about letting me decide between Blur or Blur free OS? Or a “developer edition” on same day as launch that is also available via the carrier?

    • Tres Waters

      With this being the first device (that I know of, anyways) that is produced and manufactured completely under Google, I wouldn’t doubt that it’d come with a clean stock version of Android and an unlockable bootloader. Here’s to hoping, although the specs are too mediocre for my tastes.

      • vOc627

        I think it would be murder to release a mid tier device first. They really need to come out swinging if they’re branding themselves as something other than same ol’ Moto.

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          The mid-range will probably be released first, but both will likely be announced at the same time. Motorola did the same thing with the Razr refresh last year, as the M was available within 1-2 weeks and the MAXX/HD were available ~2 months later.

          That dovetails nicely with the planned hirings in Ft. Worth. By completing hiring by September, they have ~3 months from now to ramp up production to provide enough stock for their flagship launch, while the plant is currently working on producing their mid-range devices. Sounds like Motorola is really getting all their ducks in a row.

          • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

            But how are they gonna stock up their warehouses before launch if the device has a customized wallpaper and color scheme for every customer? Unless they are just gonna have a standard version that will ship day 1 to carrier stores.

    • Allan

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Google come out and say that the new Moto phones will have stock Android?

      • Sean Royce

        You are correct. It was someone high up in Motorola. A lot of people seem to have not heard this or have forgotten.

  • Adam Truelove

    I was hoping for custom battery size (with appropriate pricing), choice of either Moto’s custom Android or stock Android, and locked vs unlocked bootloader (dev edition). Colors are cool too, but engraving and wallpapers is of course lame. Also, seriously, do people not know how to set the wallpaper on their phones?

    Looks like the customization is for your average consumer, not the Android enthusiast.

  • rei_load

    I like this. This is going to appeal to a lot of consumers and is pretty good for starting the new Motorola. Sure the power users will pass but the everyday consumer will love this.

    • Leif Sikorski

      I absolutely agree. We just need to take a look at instagram and other sites and the teens with their selfie pictures. You barely see an Android or iOS Phone which doesn’t have a unique case or skin. They want to differentiate, and don’t want phones that look like everyone else phone. There is a reason that the case and skin industry is so huge and successful.

      • Allan

        My question is are those same people that HAVE to have a case on their phone, for looks and/or so-called protection, going to switch to Moto and not use a case because you can customize it? The average users I know would never go without a case for whatever reason. But maybe this would start to change that trend? FYI I hate cases and love this idea.

        • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

          It is definitely gonna be hard for people to give up the cases because there are just so many and you can change them whenever you want! Not to mention even the little soft gel TPU cases really protect the corners and backside from getting all scratched and dinged up! Oh and there is also the bonus of being able to shove my drivers license, debit card and a spare $20 in between the case and phone (half the time I don’t even carry a wallet, just my phone with all the stuff in the case which is actually really thin and not noticeable).

    • Justin W

      I consider myself a power-user, but I think I’m going to pick this up. I’m a huge fan of Moto’s hardware, and it’ll be good to show some support for the new Moto.

  • mustbepbs

    OMG. THEY CAN SET MY WALLPAPER FOR ME?!

    No wai. I’ll pay $50 for THAT service!

  • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

    Personal note: While it may not be custom internals, was that really even a reality? That would be a little over the top I think in terms of the causal consumer. This is pretty much what I had expected.

    • NexusPhan69

      The one and only thing I wanted to customize was internal storage size. It’s insane if that’s not an option on every phone already. Apple already does all of these custom options that the Moto X will do. It’s nothing remotely unique. In fact its less than even Apple lets you customize. How sad.

      • infogulch

        Um, since when did apple let you change the trim and casing color?

        Say “just get a case” one more time. I dare you, I double dare you motherfucker!

        • NexusPhan69

          They offer color options, even if it is only two. And I want black on black so I’m probably downplaying this more than others but that part is about zero interest to me.

          • infogulch

            They wouldn’t be advertising it as customizable if it only had the same options as every other phone out there. Even Galaxy S and HTC One are “customizable” under that weak of a definition.

          • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

            For them to go out in publicly state in multiple nationwide ads that it is like nothing on the market in terms of customizability I am absolutely positive there will be more than just 2 colors to pick from! I wouldn’t be surprised if their website turns out kinda like the NikeiD website with the option to change each major part of the phone (front faceplate one color, side can be another and then the back could be a different color for 3 different zones of color in total not counting special accents or different colored logos).

          • S2556

            NikeiD is exactly how I pictured it too.

          • elvisgp

            Lol. How do you know how many color options the moto x will have? I’m sure it will be more than 2 though.

          • Butters619

            You would have been better off flipping your argument a bit an including iPods which come in a ton or colors and can be engraved.

        • Aaron

          Just get a case…bitch.

        • Dave

          To get an Ano style anodized iphone is about $300 extra.

      • rutgersjaffo

        Dude, just go buy an iPhone already.

      • Butters619

        With an SD slot, customizing storage is nearly pointless.

        • Raven

          Unless you care about how many games and Google Play Movies and Music that you can store on your device since 4.x and up do not let you store them on an SD card.

          • Butters619

            That is true. I will accept that as completely destroying my argument.

          • Alan Paone

            Or if you use Rdio and have to keep your music in the /data partition.

      • Richard Yarrell

        Apple is piss and so is Motorola actually…

        • squiddy20

          And 2 years ago, you wouldn’t shut up about how perfect HTC was while claiming how crappy “Samsuck” was. Then you got an S3 and lo and behold Samsung was “boss”.

    • http://androidandme.com/ Taylor Wimberly

      Version 2 will have more custom hardware options.

      • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

        Naturally. Exclusively confirmed breaking rumor. :)

        • Alan Paone

          Call me when you confirm that there’s touch-sensitive wood

    • Trueblue711

      I don’t see why not. Laptops have been always been customizable and smartphones now are basically mini computers. I would like to be able to customize the RAM, internal storage, and maybe even pay a bit more for a better processor without having to pick a phone that suits my needs all-around.

      • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

        That makes sense, for computers. I think it’s still early in the game for people to realize how powerful their smartphones truly are. We all “get it” because we’re sitting here on an Android blog, but let’s just say the majority of people I know aren’t looking into beef up their device’s internals.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          The Verge mentioned Store age Size in one of their headlines. Is this also possible?

          • PhillipCun

            storage size? Phones already offer storage size options… this is a standard and i bet the moto x will come in two storage size options

        • https://plus.google.com/114483312559013915960/ Timoh

          Not to mention every configuration would likely have to be passed by the FCC. We would have seen those approvals go through with the other batch if it were really going to be an option.

      • zurginator

        It’s the mini part that kills the possibility.

        Ram, processor, radios, GPU, and sometimes even internal storage are a single chip.

      • Geoff Johnson

        Except it would be much harder for devs to create ROM’s if there are so many different variations.

    • Sarge

      Its still being developed/tested for a possible roll-out at a later time.

      • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

        Sarge is in the house! All hail!

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        Sarge himself. It’s like finding a unicorn for me.

      • false

        Except sarge never uses punctuation or the shift key. I think we have an imposter!

    • PhillipCun

      I LAUGHED and LAUGHED at everyone saying customizable CPU, screensize and memory. I kept telling them NO NO NO. Seriously guys? This is still a HUGE deal. This is going to make you feel like the phone is built for you because it kind of is. This is an important strategy to separate Moto X from the competition because specs aren’t enough anymore and with KLP it might not be such a big deal. So Moto used this strategy to offer a very unique buying experience in order to get all carriers to sign on with them. They don’t have a S4 or even HTC One to convince carriers to carry their phones, thus this is their way in especially if it will be slightly more affordable with that much customization.

    • michael arazan

      My Engraving is going to have Andy The Android pooping on top of the Verizon logo

  • NorCalGuy

    No way you very own wallpaper!!! OMG

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Revolutionary, I know.

      • Butters619

        Revolutionary is a trademark of Apple, Inc.

        • middlehead

          No, LG has that one. They’re just not doing anything with it.

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          My question is are those same
          people that HAVE to have a case on their phone, for looks and/or
          so-called protection, going to switch to Moto and not use a case because
          you can customize it? The average users I know would never go without a
          case for whatever reason. But maybe this would start to change that
          trend? FYI I hate cases and love this idea.

      • jfgfjgg

        Apple!

    • Tristan the Marine

      Awesome for gift-giving though, to have a phone shipped to someone with custom wallpapers on it already

      • anonymous guy

        with a pic of your penis or the penis of the guy that your gf has been cheating on you with. Awesome, right? Think of the possibilities of a custom wallpaper! =p

    • iNfAMOUS70702

      sadly that was a huge deal in iOS 4 hahaha

    • dannyWHITE

      “Boom”!

  • http://twitter.com/savagejeep SavageJeep

    Explains that nasty, atrocious, rainbow logo!

  • NexusPhan69

    I swear if custom internal storage size is not one of the options I’m just gonna get a iPhone. Why is this so dammed hard to do.

    • stabone

      iPhone’s don’t have custom internal storage.

      • NexusPhan69

        What? Of course they do. Its 16GB/32GB/64GB

        • JoshGroff

          They are different models technically, and you have to choose storage before everything else, but you could consider it part of the customization process.

          • NexusPhan69

            It’s absolutely part of the customization process. I go into a store. Oh I want an iPhone. What am I then asked? What color? What storage size? Any engraving?

          • JoshGroff

            What I’m saying is they’re prefitted with the storage, so it’s not quite the same, although you can consider it as such.

          • Sean Royce

            iPhone’s can’t be engraved. Last time I checked anyway.

          • NexusPhan69

            Hmm. You seem to be correct. I guess I was thinking of iPods. I had mine engraved and just assumed you could with the iPhone. Been a while since I’ve been to apples website haha.

          • Sean Royce

            Haha yeah to each their own then. I personally just got myself a 2013 Macbook Air. No bias here.

          • Blue Sun

            The device is the first option (iPhone 4, 4S, 5, etc). Color is the 2nd option, 3rd Model (storage size), then finally 4th, the carrier.

          • JoshGroff

            What I’m saying is they don’t change the storage to fit your needs, thus it can be argued that it’s not customization. You can look at it both ways though. I would consider it to be part of the customization process.

          • NexusPhan69

            Just realized. If Google can do different storage choices on the low cost nexus 4, there is zero reason every company can’t do it.

        • stabone

          Ah, right my mistake, I was thinking sd cards, expandable storage. Sorry about that.

    • niuguy

      Why is it hard to customize internal features of phone? There are probably hundreds of reasons. I’m pretty sure that a customized look is what everyone SHOULD have expected, imo. Its what I expected.

      • JoshGroff

        Agreed, storage space is usually not considered, although with the S3 and what not, it is the real only customization. (And color, to the same extent, but it’s not part of personalizing your device so many consider it not the same.)

        • Justin W

          And on top of that, customizing the internals is much more difficult. The internals (mainly the SoC) aren’t modular, and can’t be easily interchanged. If they were to offer something like that, it would be similar to having several different models of a phone (i.e. a low-end device, mid-range, high-end, etc.).

      • NexusPhan69

        If the anti-customization company Apple does it, I would sure hope the custom Moto X that is supposed to revolutionize the custom phone industry can do it.

        • elvisgp

          These are just rumors, no one ever said there wouldn’t be custom storage sizes, so just calm down.

    • j

      Yea I totally agree. Tired of only having 8, 16, or 32GB options on multiple phones..
      I seriously want 23.76GB of storage. That has been scientifically proven to be the most affective amount of storage.