"I love my lapdock. It's easily the best piece of technology that I've purchased in the last ten years," said no one ever. And Motorola knows that, so they're getting rid of Webtop.

The reason (as if it's not already clear)? Lack of adoption, or in Motorola's words, "adoption wasn't strong enough." That's a nice way of saying "no one bought this crap." In all fairness, though, it makes sense, considering the direction Android is going in - ICS bridged the gap between smartphone and tablet, which basically eliminated the need for something like Webtop in the first place.

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For those who may be new to the Android scene, Webtop was first introduced by Motorola with the Atrix 4G. It allowed the phone to be plugged into a proprietary dock and activate a custom version of Linux, effectively transforming it into a makeshift laptop. The idea is actually really neat - the implementation is what sucked.

A raise of the glass is in order to the failed tech - you might kind of almost be missed by... someone, Webtop. Rest in peace.

[CNet]