Since first announcing the new Moto X, Motorola’s been busy touting the customization features of the impressive smartphone. Offering a Moto Maker experience where customers can choose from different colors for the back, device accents, wallpaper, and even custom engravings.
The entire Moto Maker customization options are about to get even better though, as we’re hearing those illusive wooden backs will be available this holiday season. Now that Moto Maker is available from all US carriers, allowing customers from any carrier to completely customize and receive a shiny new Moto X, you’ll be happy to know a wood and even gold option is in the works and will reportedly arrive before the Christmas holiday.
According to one source close to Motorola, the multiple different custom wood backs for the Moto X won’t be done in time for Thanksgiving, which was the original plan, and instead arrive for all US carriers shortly after. Meaning users from AT&T, Verizon and more can custom order a Moto X with a precision-made wood back just in time for the holidays.
The Moto X is an excellent smartphone and received our Editors Choice Award, and was the first non-Nexus device updated to Android 4.4 KitKat. Add in tons of customization features, wood backs, and potentially gold-plated options according to Droid-Life, it could be a hot item for Christmas shoppers. Not to mention most carriers recently dropped it to $99 or less with a new contract.
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Sources close to Motorola claim the company will be offering four different wood types for the smartphone. Those being ebony, teak, rosewood, and bamboo, which will all look and feel different. We’re hoping they’ll be durable enough to handle the elements and occasional drop, but will have to wait and see once they arrive. Custom wood and maybe even gold Moto X smartphones should be available in the next few weeks.