Motorola Mobility's Webtop concept, which enabled its phones to act as the brains of a laptop or television entertainment hub, has quietly been killed off according to cnet.
Webtop was software that allowed a Motorola smartphone, like the Atrix 4G for AT&T, to be docked in to a special laptop accessory and run with some computer functionality such as the browser. When it was unveiled, many had called it the future of mobile computing.
Unfortunately, the execution wasn't so smooth and sales were disappointing. Motorola, one of Google, said today that adoption wasn't sufficiently strong to justify devoting more resources for the project. Webtop will no longer be visible on phones, starting with the Photon Q, Droid Razr M, Droid Razr HD, and Droid Razr Maxx HD.
Full statement below:
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.
Nearly nine months to the day it was first announced, Verizon has launched its model of the Motorola Droid Bionic. This amazing phone is out there now for $299.99 after new 2 yr agreement. This monster phone has also been launched with its own slate of accessories together with the Lapdock, which Verizon is providing an additional $100 hundred mail-in rebate on when purchased with the phone. The Motorola Droid Bionic is also the first Motorola Android smartphone on Verizon to have 4G LTE access.
Motorola Droid Bionic has options of HDMI mirror capability together with Android Gingerbread, 1GHz dual-core processor and desktop class RAM for improved performance, 16GB of internal memory along with a pre-put in 16GB memory card, bringing the total amount of storage to 32GB, it has a Wi-Fi N radio, Bluetooth, and an 8.0 megapixel digital camera with 1080p video seize and LED flash. Verizon can be focused on promoting the distant access functionality of the smart phone with the pre-installed ZumoCast remote access app that allows for entry to recordsdata on remote computers, something really useful for business users.
Full Specs and Features from Verizon's Press Release:
- Powered by AndroidTM 2.3.4 Gingerbread
- Dual-core 1 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM
- 4.3-inch qHD screen using scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass with dual-layer anti-reflective coating
- 8-megapixel autofocus camera with flash and 1080p HD video capture
- Front-facing camera for video chat over 4G LTE, 3G or Wi-Fi
- MOTOPRINT app to print via Wi-Fi-enabled printers
- Mirror Mode with HDMI out (HDMI cable required) supporting 1080p HD video playback
- Multi-window options for multitasking with ease when using the Webtop application
- Business Ready with advanced security policies; resizable and scrollable email, calendar and task widgets; device and SD card encryption; and Citrix® GotoMeeting® and Citrix ReceiverTM for Android
- Adobe® Flash® pre-loaded
- HTML 5 capable
- 32 GB memory: 16 GB on board and 16 GB microSDTM card pre-installed (actual formatted capacity is less)
- Support for up to 32 GB microSD cards
- Supports wireless charger
By Editor: XiaoYanPan
Would you like a silver Motorola Droid? I wouldn't get one myself, but as we have told you that there's another motorola android device that coming into the market, it's named as we've told you is Motorola "Calgary".
Someone at BGR was able to obtain a picture of the silver Motorola "Calgary". The device has Wi-Fi, GPS, a 1420mAh battery, but unfortunately no SIM card slot as it is not a global device. No hope for those who wants to bring it overseas
This is taking from developer.motorola.com.
To our developers in China and around the world, we have just announced the latest Android devic with China Telecom called the MOTO XT800 (pictured to the left). The new phone is a touch tablet running Android 2.0 with a 480 x 854 (FWVGA) capacitive touch screen, 5 megapixel camera, supports GSM and CDMA, WiFi-enabled, and is ready for your Android applications. Come check out this product at the MOTODEV Summit in Beijing, China on January 13 and learn more about the developer opportunities. Registration is free and we hope you can make it. For more info on the MOTO XT800, check out the product specifications on MOTODEV. If you have any questions let us know by commenting on this blog post or asking them on our discussion boards.
-Randy from MOTODEV
If you own a Motorola Droid and you haven't noticed there was a problem with AutoFocus, then you may skip this blog. Apparently, Android had a small software issue with the Autofucus feature on the Droid. Some claimed that a software update was secreted pushed to the Droid without our knowledge, but no one can really confirm this.
I basically did my own testing and realized, the auto-fucus features seem to work fine now. See above and before and after pictures.