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Motorola has another go at turning a phone into PC

by on19 March 2021

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More than a decade after the failed Atrix 4G Laptop Dock, Motorola is taking another stab at turning a phone into your computer.

Using an Android 11 update, Edge Plus users on Verizon can now connect the handset to a bigger screen for a desktop style "experience" in the vein of Samsung's Dex.

This means users can access all the productivity, gaming and streaming apps on your phone on a monitor or TV.

Motorola wants you to use it for everything from editing work documents and making video calls to watching Netflix.

The new "Ready For" platform uses a multi-window interface that launches when you connect to a screen through the USB-C or HDMI port. You can also add accessories like a keyboard or mouse to further match the feel of a desktop.

There's no dedicated app and you can use your phone as a second screen while working on a bigger display. To help with that, Motorola is releasing a "Ready For" dock on 19 April on Amazon, with pricing to be announced closer to launch.

Last modified on 19 March 2021
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