Sep 11 AT 12:17 PM Dustin Earley 13 Comments

Are you ready for a custom Motorola tablet?


The Moto X, in a purely spec based world, isn’t anything to brag about. Yeah, there are some handy software features, but being able to totally customize the color of the Moto X is the device’s real selling point. In a world of brightly colored Nokias and iPhones, the Moto X still manages to stand out by laying the customizations on thick. And Motorola could be bringing those same customizations to a tablet in the future.

Talking with Engadget, CEO Dennis Woodside revealed that Motorola is working on a tablet that would presumably fit right in with the Moto X. Woodside had, “nothing specific to talk about right now,” but it’s no secret that Motorola wants to put Moto Maker, and the X name, to further good use. We’ve already heard that Motorola is working on a more affordable Moto X, possibly for international consumption, and a higher-end spec-monster of a device. A tablet only makes sense as an addition to the lineup.

We’re particularly excited to see what the new Motorola can do with a tablet, especially considering the company’s legacy with large slabs. The Xoom is often looked back on fondly, but the Xyboards (it’s still hard to believe they actually released a product with that name) that followed it were a disaster. A Motorola tablet that retained the software features, design and customizations of the Moto X could be a huge hit. Especially if Moto were able to keep the price reasonable.

Source: Engadget

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Eli Gaffke

    Yes I would. Give me a high density ppi screen, and stereo sound with front facing speakers and a micro sd card. I love my Xoom 4G tab. Even if it is heavy as can be. I am a little bit wanting the new Note 10 inch though. But if the X Tablet comes out soon enough…

  • mattcoz

    I wonder if it would have the always listening mode as well. If so, that could be a problem if you have both devices.

  • ellett

    Am I ready for a custom Motorola tablet? Not from AT&T I’m not!

  • Paul Atreides`

    If they will skim on the specs and do any exclusive deals, no thanks.

  • CaptainDoug

    I liked the Xyboards. The 8.2 has a great form factor and I’ve heard Jelly bean is on it’s way. The price on the other hand was outrageous(I got a deal on mine). Why is there so much hate for the Xyboards? It can’t be just about the price…

  • surethom

    Yes, but PLEASE dont be silly & have it for North America only, come to UK aswell.

  • RonT.

    I was a loyal Motorola fan (starting in the old analog cell days) up until the Bionic and the Xoom. Main problem? Moto seemed to abandoned the upgrade process all together. Moved to Samsung (S3 and Note 10.1 and looking at a Note 3) and have had a much better upgrade experience. Funny, I don’t even bother looking at their new products any more, since they abandoned the Bionic and Xoom so quickly after they came to market..

    • Eli Gaffke

      They haven’t abandoned the Xoom. I just got OTA 4.1.2 in the past month.

  • Pravas

    Bring it on.

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  • Oflife

    Motorola should NOT dumb down the Moto X for the rest of the world. Here in the UK, young people own iPhone 4S or 5, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, Nexus 4 etc, and will not be impressed by a phone with a lesser spec than the current X.

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  • donger

    Cool story bro.