Moto Maker, the Motorola-developed handset customisation tool, was released last year and was acknowledged widely for the sheer amount of customisations it allowed users to work with. The tool is now confirmed to be in making for the Moto G model, something long rumoured, and now accidentally leaked by Motorola itself.

This was first spotted by a user on community forum site Reddit, has since come down and redirects to Motorola’s homepage. With the Moto Maker, users can design their phones seemingly from scratch. From the colour of the bezel to the design of the black panel, the internal storage options, even the type of build, all of it will be under the users control.

Currently the site is down, and there haven’t been any formal announcements from Motorola as of yet, to whether the service has been removed for good. But speculation has it that the 3rd generation Moto G, which is soon to be launched, will allow users the same amount of freedom to design their smartphone as Moto X models.

Also, the promo text this year:

The new Moto G exactly the way you want it. Choose your front and back colors, storage and memory, and more.

Smartphones today don’t really provide a lot of customization options to the users. The only things that we could choose from are the back panel colours, internal storage and in some occasions the number of SIM cards and the type of connectivity.

Thus, launching Motomaker for a high-end smartphone, and that too at a time when the smartphone market is seeing all sorts of designs/software/hardware coming in, could prove to be a huge advantage for motorola, which has seen fortune revivals and has become a dominant player in the smartphone segment, ever since it launched a slew of budget friendly handsets in emerging markets like India.

Last year’s Moto G, though a great device, faced a little bit of criticism due to the lack of LTE support. We just hope that the 3rd gen model of this smartphone leads the inventor of mobile phones to a better result.


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