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Android 5.0 Jelly Bean could include WebTop-style desktop mode

And now, let us commence months of speculation on Android 5.0! Just a week after suppliers claimed that Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" (which, by the way, has not been confirmed as a code name) would be popping up this summer, Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin claims that Google will be including a dockable desktop mode in the next version of Android. That's not too far from a reality right now - most Android phones can output their video via HDMI in some form, and Motorola's high-end phones can connect to LapDocks to use the packaged WebTop OS. But instead of a completely different OS, Android would simply adjust its user interface for desktop mode.

Motorola DROID Bionic Laptop Dock Priced at $299

Uh oh, I don't know about you guys but I still feel this is way to expensive if it turns out to be accurate. Sources are now coming forward claiming the Motorola Droid Bionic laptop webdock will be priced at $299.97 come launch. I feel this is a bit expensive especially when the phone will also be priced at $299. When the Atrix Dock was announced at $499 and even discounted to $350 bundled with the phone it was still too high and users were hoping for something better this time around.

Motorola ATRIX 4G Laptop Dock Demo

So we're at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, just minding our own business at one of the greener looking booths in the entire place, the NVIDIA booth, and what do we see? It's an ATRIX 4G, and it's attached to one of those lovely Laptop Docks. What do you know?! And there's a fellow walking around just ready and rarin to go, with all the knowledge we needed for him to have to make a lovely video on the subject. Thusly we asked him if he had a minute to do such a video, and what do you know? He said yes. So let's have a look, shall we?

Motorola ATRIX 4G Laptop Dock Review

This is the big mother. This is the reason the ATRIX 4G has been seeing so much press, so much pazazz from amongst the lovers of new items and the lookers for next steps in the evolution of phones and computers. This is a notebook-style dock for the phone, one that makes the phone essentially turn into what we can most closely relate to a MacBook Air. Without the phone, the dock does nothing, with the phone, it's the closest to a full-functioning desktop computer we've ever experienced from Android.

Motorola ATRIX 4G Review

Welcome to the hat trick. This is the phone that won Best Device CES 2011 and is the only one in the world to have three docks out of the gate, one that's two, for a television and to allow it to connect to the keyboard and a mouse and remote, and another that's a full fledged laptop. This is a big stepping stone in making smartphones the screens we carry around with us everywhere that also act as our computers we're going to be able to use for everyday work. Inside there's a fat NVIDIA dual-core Tegra 2 processor running it's lovely 4-inch qHD display. Reviewing this phone has been difficult due to the versatility, but we bit the bullet and managed to bring you a solid flat look. NOTE: Don't worry about the headless Andy, he's fine, just being modded.

Motorola Atrix 4G and Laptop Dock Hands-On

The Motorola Atrix has been officially announced to the world. Being one of the only "jaw dropping" devices at this year's CES it's an incredibly innovative device. Being touted as "The Worlds Most Powerful Smartphone," the device will allow the user to dock into both a larger display and laptop case, and with it's full onboard RAM, it definitely has the power to be a true laptop/desktop/tablet replacement. Once docked the user will presented with the Motorola WebTop UI and we went hands-on with both the device and its laptop dock. The device is proving to be very impressive. From what we saw, it not only is impressive software wise, the hardware on the device is top-notch. [vms 7798bc7e9d9db83c612a]