Remember Webtop, the Linux-based environment that Motorola loaded on some of its devices? Launched at CES 2011, Webtop was one of the defining features of the Motorola Atrix. Customers could dock the Atrix into the LapDock, a laptop shell without the brains, and get a barebones laptop that supported a handful of desktop apps, such as Firefox.
In spite of tepid sales, Moto seems committed to Webtop – it integrated the environment in several other devices, including the Droid Razr, added new features, and tweaked the price, which went down from $500 to $350 and even less with special discounts. But, at least for the newly announced Atrix HD, it’s so long [...]
The last time we talked about the upcoming Android 5.0, we had received reports that speculated that Jelly Bean is supposed be released in the second quarter of the year, which is difficult to believe. As the days passed, we got to learn more information about this new iteration of Android. Rumors now suggest that Android 5.0 Jellybean is to gain a few elements of the Chrome OS so that it can be optimized for tablets. This, in turn, has led many to speculate that it will be dual-bootable with Windows 8.
Today, we have learned something else about Android 5.0—that it will have an included native docking mode; which is a lot like Motorola’s Webtop. This new information [...]