In an individualistic society that champions freedom of thought and expression, we are told to let ourselves fly free – and as long as we put our mind, heart and soul to it, we will achieve our dream. This shows how each one of us were created with a sense of uniqueness, so why go along with the flow when it comes to owning a smartphone? Customization should be the way to go, and Google might very well dip their fingers into this particular department with Google Workshop, a new service that enables users to create custom cases for its smartphones.
With Google Workshop, it will allow one to design your very own case, as well as create your own wallpaper so that one can customize the physical aspect of the handset (like the back of the phone), as well as what the screen will show up when it is finally turned on. Now that’s flexibility, and you would have the reason now to turn off and on your smartphone just to check out that custom boot-up screen.
It seems that Google Workshop will cater only for Google Nexus 5 smartphone owners at launch, which is not surprising, of course. There will also be additions to other Nexus devices including the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets in due time, with the possibility of Google Play Edition devices making their mark as well. Should Moto Maker feel threatened?