When we last reported on speculative details of Google’s upcoming Android 5.0, it was rumored that Jelly Bean would be further optimized for tablets by adding some elements of Chrome OS. This sparked off the assumption that dual-booting would be possible.
We are now learning that what actually might be included is a native docking mode, similar to Motorola’s Webtop, which launches a custom desktop-like interface when the device is connected to an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse. This is still a “hypothesis from the realm of fantasy…” and that this may have been confused with a native docking mode similar to what Motorola was doing since the first Motorola Atrix.
With Google’s acquisition of Motorola finally approved, this rumor starts to hold a bit more water. Could Google be re-purposing Webtop itself, or will they build their own docking mode from scratch? Maybe we’ll hear something at this year’s Google I/O.