MWC 2014: Motorola confirms Moto Maker will go global in Q2, promises Moto X sequel and new smartwatch too

MWC 2014: Motorola confirms Moto Maker will go global in Q2, promises Moto X sequel and new smartwatch tooMotorola says a second-generation Moto X is on its way this Summer, and has confirmed that the Moto Maker customisation tool will be heading to Europe in the next few months.

The Moto X was first announced in the US in mid-2013, and much of the excitement centred around Moto Maker, which lets you hand-pick different colours and textures for your handset when buying online.

But after having to wait until last month for Motorola to finally see fit to launch the Moto X globally, UK consumers were given the bad news that Moto Maker wouldn't be following suit.

Yesterday, though, Moto's Rick Osterloh announced at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona that Moto Maker would finally land in Western Europe sometime in the second quarter.

He also said a sequel to the Moto X will launch in late Summer, though wasn't willing to talk details. However, with Moto Maker now being rolled out globally, we'd be seriously surprised if Moto wasn't planning to stick with the idea once the second-gen Moto X comes around.

Motorola also found time during its MWC event to confirm that it'll also be launching a new smartwatch in the months to come.

It won't be the first time Moto has dipped its toe in wearable waters: back in 2011 it unveiled the MotoACTV, which as the name suggests was aimed at runners and other fitness types.

However, with technology having moved on a fair bit since then, you can be sure that 2014's effort will have little or nothing in common with its ancestor.

Via Pocket-lint and Engadget

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