Despite having been such a groundbreaking platform, the days of using a laptop dock are coming to an end. In a statement made earlier today, Motorola has announced its plans to kill of its Webtop program and line of laptop docks, first unveiled alongside the Atrix 4G at CES 2011.
“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.”
Beginning with the Photon Q, which was released earlier this year, Motorola has chosen not to include its Webtop software on any future devices. This means handsets like the Droid Razr M, Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD will not see the service, leaving users to look elsewhere for their portable computing needs. While we may have seen this decision coming for some time, it’s disappointing to see such an innovative piece of technology fade away. Regardless, this appears to be a step in the right direction for the new Motorola.