Motorola X Phone is highly unlikely to be customizable

Motorola X Phone is highly unlikely to be customizable
Last week, we heard a rumor that the Motorola X Phone could be sold as a customizable device, where you chose the hardware features you wanted, and your phone would arrive about a week later. Earlier today, Motorola advisor Guy Kawasaki hinted at a future that would offer customizable phones, of course Mr. Kawasaki never specifically indicated it would be the X Phone.

We’ve been talking with sources in the know, and from the information we’ve been given, it is very unlikely that the X Phone would be sold as a customizable device. Those close to the X Phone project said that the most likely to know about this have never heard about the plan. And, if they haven't heard, its highly unlikely to happen.

However, that’s not to say that Guy Kawasaki is not to be believed. The X Phone may not offer customization, but we’ve been told that it is a real possibility to see a Motorola device that is customizable later in the year. This makes sense because, we’ve already seen Google managing expectations about the X Phone, which would seem to indicate that the real Googley options aren’t coming with the X Phone.

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  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh(13h talk time)

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38 Comments

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

so your saying your insiders are better then other insiders? lol how about no one knows anything.

23. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Thats life in the rumor mill. Whoever takes rumors as fact....oh well.

24. cheetah2k

Posts: 2230; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

iPA's sources have always been uber dodgy. I don't believe anything that goes around in the rumour mill in here until it's really happened.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Well anyone could have told you that. Phonearena just publishing articles for traffic... Expecting a warning in 3...2...1...

11. bizwhizzy

Posts: 51; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Says the person giving PA traffic...

3. wendygarett unregistered

I'm not sure what is 'customisable' that pa refers to. But I'm pretty sure that android fans are smart enough to root it anyway :)

12. bizwhizzy

Posts: 51; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Very first sentence of the article: "a customizable device, where you chose the hardware features you wanted, and your phone would arrive about a week later"

15. wendygarett unregistered

I'm not very understand that, can you give me an example?

17. bizwhizzy

Posts: 51; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

There's a link in the article... If you don't understand something, why not learn first, then comment?

18. bizwhizzy

Posts: 51; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

It means you choose things like storage, maybe RAM, or screen size, and your phone is built to order. Like if you ordered a computer from alienware

22. wendygarett unregistered

Oh, it's a hardware customization... I thought it's software tho, my apologies mate lol

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I think customizable phones could be a waist of resources, although the general idea is there, and they could just mass produce their micro phone (remember Google bought the company that made the smallest phone) Maybe what we see is two pieces one the hardware (a screen, a camera, and a battery wrapped up all together and the innards (processor ram and storage) so people who wish to upgrade to a better screen and hardware could go for a certain piece and people willing to go for new insides can go too, this is also am lot of pressure and in think the customizable part would be how much high end you want it to be, for example 3 sets of phones and 3 sets of dinars will give you about 9 different phones that can come of a result of mixed insides and outside, now aside of how dreamy the scenario looks like the amount of money needed to move those resources is big...

5. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I see them saying they'll customize a device by color, storage size and whether or not motoblur is installed. Other than that, it's too expensive to do. However I sure hope it happens.

6. MotorolaAndroidIndonesia

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I believe Guy Kawasaki. I dont believe Phone Arena because Phone Arena many time give wrong information. Phone Arena before says Motorola Droid Bionic Cancel but Motorola Droid Bionic Release and than Phone Arena Edit thats article in Phone Arena says Motorola Droid Bionic Cancel. Last week, Phone Arena have information about Nexus 5 / LG Megalodon and now thats information to be fake. Haha... Phone Arena is the most untrusted website.

7. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

We aren't disagreeing with Mr Kawasaki. He never said it would be the X Phone just that he'd like to see customizable phones.

20. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Dude those are rumors, it can be true, it can be a lie... Also many of the news are based on other sources backing it up, I think its dumb to talk like that

9. Dacha

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Phone arena jumps on rumors to fast. To many armature writers that have no clue about the tech they write about.

14. bizwhizzy

Posts: 51; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Agreed. Alan and AndroidandMe jumped too fast on this story.

19. JulianGT

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

i want customization

25. BitterTruth unregistered

Hope there would be a option to customize cameras too. Probably Motorola's cameras sucks.

26. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Motorola.phones are the hardest to unlock/ or root.. So let's get one thing straight... It will remain that way...

32. taikucing unregistered

mine is rooted. And my friend's has CM rom on it. it's not that hard

36. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you obviously have no idea what you're talking about...

35. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

after having a 2.04'd Droid DNA i appreciate the Motorola dev community that are experienced enough to work AROUND a device being locked down so they can be rooted and be able to flash custom roms whereas on the DNA since it was possible to unlock it development went full force with that knowledge but now it's impossible to unlock your DNA if you hadn't unlocked it prior to receiving the latest OTA update that stops the exploits. i can't even root my DNA.

29. joesseth

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

What did just it said? what the fact?

34. taikucing unregistered

still curious about this phone.

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