Motorola Abandons Webtop Software and Lapdock Accessory
Remember Motorola's Webtop, a software that allows smartphones to power laptops via the Lapdock accessory? Well, the company has confirmed on Friday that it has abandoned its development due to "a lack of consumer adoption" in a statement to CNET.
First unveiled at CES in 2011, the Lapdock was set to extend the Motorola Atrix beyond the smartphone experience as it harnesses the latter's hardware to provide users with unique netbook-like usage capabilities. The company's full statement is below:
Motorola - "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."
For those looking for a similar experience to what Motorola offered on its Webtop software can look towards ASUS's Padfone, which comes with the capability to convert your smartphone experience into a tablet and PC-like one.
Source: Engadget via The Verge