Motorola’s New WebTop 3.0 Software Transforms Android 4.0 RAZR’s Into Tablet Mode

Like your momma always told you, imitation is the best form of flattery. And in this case, it seems Motorola is doing the flattering, taking cues from the upcoming ASUS Padfone. Motorola’s Lapdocks will be receiving an all new WebTop 3.0 software update that has wiped the old Linux desktop OS clean, instead, displaying an ICS tablet mode when connected to one of Moto’s Android 4.0 running devices. Features like Face Unlock seem to have made the cut, and although a bit buggy (some apps aren’t compatible with the full screen tablet, er — WebTop mode), you can see the utility in having both a phone OS and tablet OS at your fingertips.

It looks Motorola Droid Razr/Maxx users have a little something extra to look forward to once their devices are finally upgraded to Android 4.0. Have to admit, this exponentially adds more value to, not just Motorola’s Lapdocks, but their Android 4.0 running devices as well. Consider me jelly. Let’s hope this type of functionality makes it’s way to more Android devices in the future. This could be Android’s newest killer feature.


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TAGS: Motorola Droid RAZR , Motorola RAZR MAXX

  • toomuchgame441

    looks promising

  • Guest

    i wish there was an app that can emulate your android phone to your PC/laptop via usb connector.. i know it’s already possible, but an app would would make it more easier..

    • Montisaquadeis

       You could try using bluestacks to run android apps directly on your pc

  • FaizVisram

    Whoever made the video wasn’t really paying attention to the WebTop mode warning. Like tablets, apps run at the native resolution (i.e. the phone’s resolution), however enabling compatibility mode changes what the app thinks the resolution is (i.e. the lapdock resolution). I would assume that after enabling compatibility mode that Chrome Beta should run fine.

    • Justin Griswold

      You’re right. Chrome works fine if you run it in webtop mode.

  • Justin Griswold

    I can confirm this, just tried it with my old Atrix lapdock and RAZR running the ICS leak. Seems way more useful than the old version IMO. I’m pretty pumped about this surprise. +1 for Moto

    • Justin Griswold

      Better video here (non-shaky/blurry):

  • jroc74

    Hmmm….looks very nice indeed.

    Even tho the Padfone is gonna do it…. me and a few others said it would be nice if the next wave of Moto accessories were to include a tablet dock when the Atrix launched.

  • Asimoalex
  • Ryan Stewart

    ICS is the shizzle.  The padphone is tempting because ive had such a great experience with my Transformer.  The idea of the same OS across two sizes is nice and I like the idea of just using the phones data connection and charging the phone while tableting.

  • AJA0

    I liked the old WebTop better. Full Firefox, and you could install Ubuntu.

  • what_is_love

    Ummm, wasn’t the whole point of ICS that you could use a single android version across both tablets and phones? So basically this killer “webtop mode” feature is just the same OS but scaled to fit the bigger screen, nothing is really new here

  • Unorthodox

    I have no intention of using this Webtop on my Razr. I’ll be wiping it clean for Ubuntu.

  • Motorola Atrix forum

    Nice, now if Motorola comes out with a 5.3″ display I’ll consider it. ;)

  • Josue Aristy

    Beautiful, I like more now!!

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  • afwafawfw

    YES! this is how it always should have been done. Thank you Motorola! (just waiting for ICS for my Atrix now..)

  • Justin Griswold

    Quick gaming test (GTA III) on ICS webtop for those interested:

  • teardropcity

    If Chrome works in “webtop” mode at least as good as the current Webtop’s Firefox, that I will be super happy with the change. If not, than its kind of a downgrade for people like me who were actively using webtop with a lapdock

  • Cory Teague

    I really hope a dev gets on this and rips the webtop switcher inside the software and ports it to other ics phones. would be great to HDMI out my galaxy nexus and run it as in a tablet mode.