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Motorola Puts a Fork in Webtop and the Lapdock

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Oct 7, 2012, 3:22 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Motorola has confirmed that it will no longer develop Webtop software for its Android smartphones, nor will it continue to develop and sell the lapdock accessory. In a statement provided to CNET, Motorola said, "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." Motorola said that the Photon Q, Razr M, Razr HD, Razr Maxx HD, and all new devices moving forward will not include Webtop. The Motorola Atrix HD, which shipped in July, is also lacking Webtop. The software, when paired with the lapdock, extended the smartphone's display and apps onto a 13-inch display and keyboard.

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Oct 9, 2012, 9:31 AM


At least it lived a longer life than the Palm Foleo.....
Like a lot of failed technology, it is a great idea but too expensive to be practical.......I suspect the idea will be resurrected in a few years by another company, at which point everyone will credit that other company for being 'great innovators' w...

Oct 7, 2012, 5:24 PM

Why not just put a fork into Motorola

Seriously, why is Google keeping them around? They did a dead-cat bounce with the original Droid and went back to making garbage. Meanwhile, they've done nothing but brutally punish anyone who's bought in to their ecosystem by pulling stunts like these.
I was pretty ticked when they led everyone on with the 'imminent' ICS update for the Atrix 4G only to cancel it all if a sudden last week..... Seriously WTF? I will never buy another Motorola product that's for sure.
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