Moto X rumors return to alternate materials: wood, metal, ceramic, and fabric backplates

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It looks like the Moto X is going to continue to saturate our Android coverage for just a little while longer; no sooner do we get a fresh look at the phone out in the open than some new rumors arrive to once again bring our thoughts back to the subject of the phone’s materials.

You’ll remember that the rumors surrounding this customization angle that’s long been a part of the Moto X story have time and time again flip-flopped on the full nature of the choices that will ultimately be available. Recently, it’s been looking like some options for colors would be the extent of what was offered, but now the idea of alternate materials is being revived.

The news comes from Taylor Wimberly’s Google+ page, where he only a few days ago got the rumor going about the Moto X’s Clear Pixel camera. This time he’s attempting to expand on what we’ve heard about those custom backplates by offering up the idea that in addition to plastic, they’ll be available in wood, metal, ceramic, and fabric.

Wood options could supposedly be available alongside plastic when the phone launches, with the other three arriving at a future date.

Wimberly also claims that AT&T is going to have something exclusive or special about its version of the Moto X, but details aren’t yet clear.

Source: Taylor Wimberly (Google+)
Via: Android and Me

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