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Motorola's Webtop 3.0 beta gets outed on video

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Motorola's Webtop 3.0 beta gets outed on video
Motorola was one of the first on the scene with an Android device that could transform into a laptop-like device, but the ATRIX never caught on for that purpose both because of the exorbitant price of the laptop dock, but probably more importantly because the Webtop software used to make the transformation just didn't work all that well. Motorola is readying an update to the Webtop software, and we must say it is looking like a true upgrade. 

Overall, the Webtop experience looks like it is far less customized, which is likely due to the upgrades of Android 4.0, so Motorola doesn't need to do as much to scale the OS from a phone to a laptop experience. The new Webtop looks nice, but the one thing that was never a problem about the older versions was that it came packed with Firefox, and that is no longer the case. Webtop 3.0 looks to have a version of the ICS browser, which is still a pretty solid choice, but we would have liked to see Chrome working well. 

Of course, all this is beta, so we don't know how much it represents the final product, but at least it looks like a move in the right direction. And, it seems that ICS alone will make these kinds of transforming devices work much more seamlessly going forward. 

source: revowii via pocketnow

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posted on 03 Apr 2012, 22:24 3

1. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I remember talking about this not so long ago, It will make the web top faster and more comfortable to use when completed, really a Huge step forward when it comes to android and replacing computers with android devices.

I can totally see a workstation based on a phone a company gives the employee he uses it for work stuff and when he arrives to his office docking it will give him a working computer, two birds with one stone

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 22:33 1

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5598; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i was hoping that Webtop would get a huge boost with ICS. my dad will finally be able to use his Razr MAXX and his Lapdock to their full potential. hopefully that OTA will be pushed tomorrow. o:

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 23:19 1

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Some feedback would be welcome ^_^

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 23:15 1

4. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


Wtf are you taking about dude??

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 00:32

6. Sniggly (Posts: 7045; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Great article. I hope the new version of webtop gets pushed to the original Atrix. This may be why the ICS update has taken this long to come to the first Motorola devices. Also, mad props to protozeloz, whose name I could spell without even looking at it! :D

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 02:07

7. BattleBrat (Posts: 1071; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


FINALLY! My lapdock 100 has been sitting in my laptop's case, unused, maybe now I can do something with it. I have like 7 office suite apps - all paid, and I'm itching to use them...
+ props to Proloz (that is your name now, deal with it)

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 02:13

8. Deicide (Posts: 45; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


I wish Motorola would do something like the ASUS Pad Fone instead, then attaching it into a lapdock like the Transformer, I think that's the way to go.

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