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More Moto X Customization Details Rumored – Ceramic, Wood and Fabric Custom Backplates

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Will there be anything for Motorola to announce once they finally decide to pull back the curtain on the Moto X? At the current pace of leaks and pictures of the device, that would be a big “nope.” Previous reports have shown that Moto’s next flagship will have intense customization enhancements, allowing customers to choose from many different colors for the phone, as well as custom engravings. Thanks to another small leak of info from ex-Android and Me owner, Taylor Wimberly, some material options have been highlighted for the Moto X as well. 

According to Taylor, not only will customers be allowed to choose from a custom color, but will have the ability to choose from different custom materials. Materials like ceramic backs, fabrics and various wood grains would be available to choose from, marking the first time a smartphone buyer could choose from such a wide selection.

Taylor gave the following tidbit over on his Google+ page:

Plastic is the default material, but wood is also an option that should be available at launch. Other materials like metals, ceramics, and fabrics should become available after the August 23rd launch. AT&T has some kind of “exclusive” thing for the Moto X launch, but I don’t know if it’s an exclusive material/color or something else completely different.

Sign me up for some oak. Any material you are hoping to see available?

Via: +Taylor Wimberly

Cheers BananaTroll, Kevin, Walt and Justin!

  • Jess

    Wood? Sounds right up my alley.


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  • Alan Fortte

    I’d like a navy blue one with Kevlar, if possible.

  • jaybar

    Once it’s actually released, and if it is this customizable, I might need to pick it up full retail… if it’s not priced too high…

  • Gnex

    Wow, all the ridiculous rumors from a few months ago are coming true. Multiple colors, materials, all major US carriers.

  • Trevor

    Obviously 100% swarovski crystals. And unicorn piss.

  • XvierX

    Porcelain in a milky gray would be so smooth. Ima need that in 2-3 weeks. Thank ya kindly

  • XvierX

    Porcelain in a milky gray would be so smooth. Ima need that in 2-3 weeks. Thank ya kindly

  • chris420o

    this…is a really cool rumor

  • Bionic


  • Patrick Crumpler

    Bamboo or teak. Turned aluminum would be sweet. Lucite

  • Erik Parshall

    I’m thinking a solidified blood backing. Perfect for any sucker.

  • Sirx

    Not interested in wood whatsoever. Well, maybe if it was Mahogany…

    …And not just any Mahogany, but Mahogany from the planet of Malchior 7, where the trees are 300 feet tall and breathe fire!!! Made using the ancient blood rituals of the Malchior people, of course.

    Thanks, teamfourstar! I’ll see myself out…

  • Justtyn Hutcheson

    Anodized aluminum in an array of colors…./drool

  • Steve O

    how about Brazilian Rosewood?!

  • Rodeojones000

    Fabric? Maybe there’ll be a tight fitting denim option so indie hipsters can have a phone to match their skinny jeans.

    • JMonkeYJ

      it’ll match your cutoffs 😉

    • michael arazan

      Bearded Fedora option, or a PBR aluminum back