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Rosewood Replaces Walnut for Custom Moto X Orders (Updated: or not)

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Update:  Motorola reached out to let us know that Rosewood replacing Walnut was a back-end bug or issue that has been fixed. In other words, Walnut is back, Rosewood is gone again.

Rosewood, one of the original “natural” backs shown off at last year’s Moto X launch, is now available as an option through MotoMaker. We aren’t sure why it took this long to get Rosewood in the line-up, but we should point out that it seems to have replaced Walnut. So if you had your sights still set on a custom Moto X with a Walnut finish, those days are over. Rosewood is here.

The finish is still an additional $25 add-on, just like Ebony, Teak, and Bamboo. 

Also, if anyone cares at this point, rumors suggest that Motorola is potentially considering adding a 64GB storage option. Hopefully, this option will only arrive with the new Moto X later this summer, because I would hate to see anyone purchase the Moto X with the new one only a couple of months away. Don’t get me wrong, the Moto X is still an awesome phone, but before the end of August, we should have a new Moto X to obsess over.

Here is the proof that the option is at least being tested in the background:

Screen Shot 2014-05-26 at 10.40.28 AM

Via:  Motorola
Cheers Steven!
  • Guest

    I wish cedar was an option.

  • tech123

    Moto X Bamboo variants available at a discount of Rs 1000 @ http://bit.ly/1mEVDVX

  • bitz

    Knew it, the image for rosewood was exactly the same as walnut

  • imlip

    “walnut” (not walnut finish) is now the option… rosewood is gone.

  • Chris Hughes

    Slightly off topic…anyone know how good the warranty situation is with the Moto-X? Mine has this weird issue where the camera stops working until I reboot. I can’t get it to happen on demand….

    Basically…is Moto easy to work with?

    • NickMotoX

      Yeah, super easy to deal with. Just call up Moto Care and they’ll gladly help you out.

  • Tee

    Wow that’s hideous.

  • http://www.buffalonerd.com/ John

    As a guitar player, I’d really like to have a rosewood back on my Moto X

  • Al-Burrit0

    Wow news is slow today. I hate this type of days..

    • Tyler

      Probably because its a holiday.

    • Mike Aurin

      It’s Memorial Day, you twat….

      • Al-Burrit0

        Wow sorry bruh no need to be rude. I knew that already doesn’t mean I’d still like some news…

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  • bremberdee

    It’s sad to see endangered rosewood end up on a smartphone. These trees are logged illegally in Madagascar and soon there will be none left.

    • jimt

      It is faux rosewood like rosewood stain on pine wood.

      • bremberdee

        Thanks for clarifying! Makes sense, rosewood is a rare and expensive wood.

    • Axe Man

      go hug a tree.

    • Nate

      Guitar fret boards are usually made from Rosewood.

  • Adam Jewl

    and war between apple and samsung has started again, http://bit.ly/1nMJVYH

  • bitz

    Haha, taking delivery of my 32gb walnut moto x tomorrow. I’ll be pretty upset if 64gb comes out soon, been sitting at 2.5 GB free on my current 32gb moto x, and having to carefully manage my apps and down sample all the pics I keep on my device to keep from completely filling it up.

    • M3D1T8R

      64GB Moto X available now. Two weeks since your post, maybe not too late to exchange?

  • Ralph Bretz

    64 GB storage should have been an option from the beginning. I love my Moto X and the unique features it brought to the table and the fact that it was able to compete using optimization instead of joining the arms race. But that being said I do miss all the ROMs and Kernels I could flash on my GNEX. Granted the Moto X is as close to stock Android as you can get without having access to a Nexus but I do miss flashing new ROMs and Kernels every week.
    I really miss having a SD Card also. The RAZR HD had one, and the RAZR HD and some a lot of ROMs to choose from also. If the RAZR HD would of had 2 GB of RAM I’d still have that.

    • Qwerty

      Not sure if this has been fixed either, but when I check what’s eating up battery on my Moto X, Android OS is usually in the top three. From what I read, this seemed to be a annoyingly persistent issue with several Moto X users.

      • Ralph Bretz

        Same here man, same here.

        • Qwerty

          Makes me wonder how much more the battery would last if Motorola addressed the issue. At least I’m not the only one!

          • needa

            its not an issue. that is just how it is.

          • Qwerty

            You’re right. Maybe calling it an issue is going a little too far. But it is somewhat problematic to an extent.

          • Rick

            No, it’s an issue. I owned my X before 4.4.2 was rolled out, and battery life took a sharp hit compared to 4.2. Same as others have said, mainly Android OS. I was really hoping they’d have addressed it by now.

      • ZacMcD

        For me, the screen usually takes up 35% of my battery and AndroidOS taking up 15%. Nothing else comes close to that, but I still get great battery life on the X.

        • Qwerty

          The top two contenders for my battery life are mostly the screen and voice calls. Third is usually AndroidOS. I can still get at least a days worth of battery like this which is good.

      • cgalyon

        Have really liked mine too, but I’m getting discoloration on the back, have that weird problem with the front camera, Android OS is usually #2 in battery, and it’s become very inconsistent in its performance. I’ll be calling support soon to see if they can sort it out.

    • JonathonFlores

      I actually don’t miss flashing the ROMs of my Gnex days. That being said, sure it was fun and exciting but the point of flashing ROMs was to make the phone itself better. Being on my Moto X, I haven’t felt the need to make it better. Battery life is great and the software is great. Nova launcher with an icon pack and I’m good.

      • Chris Hughes

        I agree. Was a crack flasher for years but it was always in search of getting the combination of features, stability, and battery life right. Having a Moto-X (or just about any phone on JB or higher) I’ve lost the desire. They all seem to just work

    • cjohn4043

      Yeah I’m on my second Moto X because of the front facing camera issue and this one has the same problem. Not really complaining though because it gives me an option to replace it and possibly get a different color combination.

  • Jaxon Wright

    So this is real wood?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Just a finish to look like rosewood on top of real wood.

      • Jaxon Wright

        then why doesn’t it say “Rosewood Finish”?

        • Justin Foster

          Why is WLAN 802.11 called wifi? Marketing xD

          • Jaxon Wright

            The other two finishes say finish. That’s why i brought it up

          • needa

            because it is a ‘finish’ on top of some sort of wood. when you put stain on hardwood floors. it is called a ‘finish’. as in “my hardwood floors are ‘finished’ in walnut”.

          • Mark Mann

            Which is what he was wondering about why it doesn’t say “finish”

          • needa

            ahh. i should read a bit slower. thanks.

        • mustbepbs

          Because you touch yourself at night.

          • Jaxon Wright

            ahh ok

        • Joel Gautraud

          I think it has to do with the fact that the Walnut and Bamboo versions actually are the species they claim to be, while Teak and Ebony are real wood, but not the wood they claim to be.

    • bildobaggins

      Because a finish is not wood, it’s a laminate put on top of a cheaper wood. Take for instance Pottery Barn, Rooms to Go etc. That nice $1,000 Cherry or Mahogany entertainment console is pressed wood with a very thin sheet of cherry or mahogony glued to the surface.