Earlier today Motorola announced that they would be closing the Texas plant. The plant is currently being used to fulfill orders for Moto X handsets ordered via the Moto Maker website, which basically allows users to customize their phones, like add engravings, match different colors to the handset, and in some cases even replace the plastic backpanel with a wooden option.
So with the plant closing, does this mean an end to Moto Maker and the customizability of future Motorola products? Well the good news is that no, this will not be the case. According to Droid-Life, Motorola has confirmed that Moto Maker will continue to live on. They did not dive into any specifics about how Moto Maker will live on, but we guess customers can rest assured knowing that it will.
However there is also the question as to how quickly Motorola will be able to fulfill future orders if the plant is closed? Will they be continuing operations at a new plant of their own outside of the US? Or will they just outsource the customization to third-party manufacturers? If it is the latter, hopefully there won’t be any delays and that quality will remain the same.