It’s a goodbye for Webtop and Lapdock
It hasn’t been that long time ago when Motorola introduced the Motorola ATRIX 4G, claiming it to be “The world’s most powerful smartphone.” And for its time it may have well be that! A dual-core processor, Webtop software which allowed the phone to be plugged into the lapdock accessory and be used as the brains for an 11.6 inch tablet that ran with the Firefox browser. Powerful, no doubt!
When launched, it was considered a huge idea that would be the perfect way to position Android as a businessman’s platform, able to turn a smartphone into a powerful tablet – the perfect solution for the busy pinstriper on the go. The Webtop software was expected to be included with every high-end Motorola handset. Others followed the track, Asus being one of them, and are still keeping the idea alive (Asus Padfone 2).
From Motorola however it has now been decided to pull the plug on both, the software and the accessory. The big ideas and hopes seem to have failed them, since their device would not give the desired results. The phone and lapdock accessory set was priced at $500 together, and the tablet at first ran too slowly until it the software was updated. Yet, Motorola now says that the idea has become redundant with more desktop like features included on the Android OS.
Starting with the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE, the Webtop software was no longer loaded on Motorola devices, including the Motorola DROID RAZR M and the upcoming Motorola DROID RAZR HD and Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD.
So, it’s a ‘goodbye’ for Webtop and Lapdock!