We knew it was coming, and saw the laptop dock & Webtop project take its last breath a month ago. It was inevitable, Motorola’s laptop docks were pricey and not exactly the most enticing products for customers. And while we have seen prices drop to $50 in an effort to get rid of all remaining stock, Motorola hadn’t officially killed the project until now.
“Motorola’s Webtop app helps users extend their smartphone experience to larger screens. While consumers around the world have adopted Webtop and the concept spurred a lot of innovation in the industry, the adoption has not been strong enough to justify continued resources being allocated to developing Webtop on future devices. We have also seen development of the Android operating system focus on the inclusion of more desktoplike features. Beginning with Photon Q and Droid Razr M/Droid Razr HD/Droid Razr Maxx HD, we will no longer be including Webtop on our products moving forward.”
Motorola’s concept definitely had potential, and we would have loved to see it done right. Sadly, while the Webtop platform looked much like a full-fledged PC operating system, it was not. It was simply a skinned version of Android, and for a price that is significantly higher than many Windows netbooks.
With Motorola’s statement, we say goodbye to Motorola’s Webtop project and welcome upcoming smartphone improvements. These are promised to include better battery life, LTE and updates, so the future is still looking very bright!
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