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Moto Maker will continue, even after the US plant closes

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Moto Maker will continue, even after the US plant closes
Earlier today, the bad (but possibly inevitable) news came down that Motorola is planning to shut down its Fort Worth assembly plant, which currently is used to build the custom Moto Maker orders for customers in the US. That news obviously led to the natural follow-up question: what does this mean for those custom Moto X orders going forward?

Well, Motorola has answered at least part of that question. According to Droid Life, Motorola has said that Moto Maker will continue to offer the customization options that you would expect. This will all continue even after the plant in Texas closes down. Unfortunately, Motorola didn't answer the other half of that question: will the build/shipping times be able to stay the same?

It is understandable that Motorola hasn't answered this question yet, because it may not have decided where the Moto Maker assembly plant will move. As we mentioned earlier, Motorola had been looking for a Moto Maker program manager in Brazil, or Motorola may be moving assembly to China to be closer to its next owner, Lenovo. Either way, it would seem reasonable to expect that even if Motorola can keep the build time the same, shipping should be slower. 

source: Droid Life

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posted on 30 May 2014, 22:09 2

1. Topcat488 (Posts: 1112; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Why not continue, every one is in Asia making phones.

posted on 30 May 2014, 22:22 1

2. Topcat488 (Posts: 1112; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


*Everyone, is in Asia and Lenovo will probably be happy to keep the customization... GooPhone will most likely make even more variants of the moto X. O.o

posted on 31 May 2014, 10:14

3. twcobra (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


If the design of the new X is of a more modular design. The parts could be kept at the carriers. The cool thing about a design like that would be that if you get tired of your phone you can order different colors to spruce up your phone.

posted on 31 May 2014, 12:31

4. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6139; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Very sad to see people loosing their jobs in TX.

posted on 31 May 2014, 20:27

5. BobbyDigital (Posts: 92; Member since: 29 May 2014)


It's sad to see the Texas plant close and people lose their jobs. But I'm happy that they'll still be doing the customization of the Moto X. That's one of the key smelling points of the device.

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