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Motorola Planning a Tablet that’s Customizable Through MotoMaker?

January 14, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Earlier today, Motorola announced that the Moto X is finally making it’s way into Europe next month. Although without MotoMaker, at this time. So Motorola didn’t actually announce any products this morning, but the company is reportedly eyeing the tablet market. As most of you know, Motorola is owned by Google, even though there’s supposedly a firewall between the two companies. Motorola has only released a couple of tablets that run Android, and the last one, the Xoom 2, was released over 2 years ago. So it’s time for a new one.

Many were speculating that could be part of today’s announcement. But as we now, know, it was not. However according to Pocket-Lint, Motorola is considering a new device in the tablet space. The publication interviewed Motorola’s CEO, Dennis Woodside, who told them that tablets were very much under consideration for Motorola. However smartphones are their number one priority, but there is a temptation in offering something competing products don’t and that’s customization.

We already know from past interviews with Dennis Woodside, that Motorola is planning to use MotoMaker for everything, and that it will go beyond just customizing the Moto X. He’s dropped plenty of hints about there being a Moto X-like tablet coming soon, which that I would love to get my hands on.

“You need to focus. Or we could go next door and start building refrigerators too,” said Woodside. “We have decided to convince consumers we stand for something and what we are focused on is the mobile internet.” Maybe that was a jab at Samsung, with the whole refrigerators thing?

I’m sure I’m not the only one that would love a Moto X-like tablet from Motorola? They’ve done really well with the Moto X, sure they didn’t outsell Samsung but then again you can’t go from barely selling any devices to selling 10 million in a month. It doesn’t work like that. But I’m hoping we see a customizable tablet out of Motorola soon.