Explore ‘Google Workshop’ to take on customized smartphone cases

By | August 2, 2014

Google has not exactly had a good record when it comes to Nexus accessories. Accessories have been teased or shown off only to arrive months later or sometimes even not. But in recent few days, though, Google has started doing something better – there are a bevy of case options available for both the Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 5 in a different number of colors, categorizing to almost all tastes.


Google seems, by all accounts, to be working on a new custom accessories for Nexus smartphones and tablets which is named Google Workshop. From the looks of it, Google may have taken in a couple of things from their Motorola experiment, including the Moto Maker stage for making modified Moto X handsets. Google Workshop takes some of those same ideas and applies them to the generation of cases and live wallpapers for the Nexus 5. It is unspecified whether it would stretch to different gadgets if it goes live.

As of now, the Google Workshop currently only available to the Nexus 5 smartphone. There are lots of things remains to be seen, such as whether it will expand to other devices or what device the service will launch with, or but for now it seems like Workshop is still in an testing phase.

Google has developed a couple tools to customize the accessories you are interested in. One of them is called MapMe and works by checking a users account for things like a location or an entry around an special meeting with somebody. For the wallpaper, it shows up Google can even do things like include area particular tweets or weather with which the user can interact.

So far, this is all we know about the Google’s Workshop. As with any rumor or expected report, it is important to note that this is still work in progress, and there is possibility not to appear for all as I have described out above this new Google service. The thing which is not clear as of now is how a customized live wallpaper would be distributed. Apparently, the user would be able to download the wallpaper at will either from the dedicated interface or Play Store, but that still to be seen.

Source: AndroidPolice