Google kills off Motorola's Webtop. Isn't Android ready for desktops? (click for full article) by Lucian Armasu on Sep 11, 2012 "Now that Google has acquired Motorola, they are able to make their opinions clear about whether they think Android is or will ever be suited for desktop use. With the termination of Motorola's Webtop, it's becoming clear that Google has no intention of ever using Android as a desktop OS. So the question is, will Google ever compete for the desktop market? Google still has ChromeOS, which I've always thought is designed for $200 machines, or devices that are free on contract. But Google doesn't usually understand how to price these "new category" devices when they are first launching them (see original Google TV and Motorola's Xoom). I think ChromeOS hasn't succeeded in a meaningful way so far because the devices it's running on are too expensive when you're just getting a "browser", and because HTML5 and other web technologies are simply "not there" yet. Sergey Brin has said before that he can see ChromeOS and Android merging together at some point in the future. This could be why Google is killing Motorola's Webtop, and why they seem to have no intention of porting Android to desktop PCs. Perhaps they want to give ChromeOS one more major push, by integrating it with Android. That would offer users a tablet or smartphone experience in standalone mode, and a desktop experience when docking the device to a PC monitor with a keyboard and mouse."