The next generation of Motorola smartphones may allow for custom-designed handsets, if ongoing chatter is to be believed.
Is this one of the many possible configurations of an "X Phone?"
According to a recent AndroidAndMe post, the rumoured X Phone is actually part of a larger brand and approach that includes user-defined configurations for colour, storage capacity, ringtones, apps and more.
If that weren't enough to whip fanboys into a frenzy, a source close to the blog suggests that memory, processors and carrier support may be customisable as well. Reportedly, Motorola will guarantee one-week delivery for custom devices.
While the casual smartphone observer might find the rumours just a tad "out there", it appears that there could be a bit of truth behind them. Guy Kawasaki, who recently joined Motorola as an adviser, today alluded to customising smartphones.
"Wouldn't it be great if you could personalise your phone like this?" the post stated, pointing to a video of a customisable car.
Surely the timing of Kawasaki's comments is not coincidental. Or is it? In the age of Reddit and internet trolling, I begrudgingly must reserve some scepticism for the rumour. Is Guy having a bit of fun with his fan base, or is he legitimately gauging public interest?
With Google I/O fast-approaching, we could soon learn more about the future of a custom-built Android handset. Should there be fire behind the smoke, this is the sort of rumour that won't be contained for long.
I would love to hear your thoughts on a tailored smartphone hardware experience. What features would you like to be able to choose? Does screen size matter as much as colour? What about storage capacity or processor? Leave your ideas in the comments below.