Wooden Moto X options supposedly still coming, but when?

As the cold of autumn starts taking over in full force, summer already seems like a distant memory. In truth, it wasn’t that long ago when we were enjoying sunny August days and seeing the Motorola Moto X go official. In the weeks leading up to the phone’s launch, we heard all manner of rumors concerning the nature of the available customization options, and though it once seemed like a long shot, even wooden panels were ultimately confirmed. At least, they were supposed to arrive as a Moto Maker option sometime in the future, but we just haven’t seen that happen. What gives? Well, Motorola has yet to follow through with them, but we get a little confirmation this evening that they’re still in the works.

Answering a question from a follower on Twitter, tipster @evleaks insists that these wood-adorned Moto X options are still in the pipeline, and offers the screenshot all the way at the bottom as proof, seemingly integrating these wood options into Moto Maker, and confirming the premium pricing we had already heard these choices might fetch.

Curious what was brewing up over at Motorola’s site, we took a peak at the Moto Maker code ourselves, and noticed a few references to images with the names of these wood options. These four, as you’ll see below, don’t really show the finishes themselves, and appear to be more generally illustrative of the type of wood they depict.

So let’s get cracking, Motorola. Make with the wood options before we forget about the Moto X and move on to sunnier pastures.

Four wood options, as pulled from the Moto Maker

Four wood options, as pulled from the Moto Maker


Source: @evleaks, Motorola

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