Is the Atrix 4G the future of Google services?

January 18, 2011 - Written By Anthony Gordano

At CES this year, Motorola showed off their new Atrix 4G Android phone that will come out on at&t. The phone will have optional “smart docks” that can be configured to take certain actions when they are used. Each individual dock can be personalized. In the example video embedded below, they show situations such as laptop shells and TV connectors as a way to use your phone differently. Our friends over at Android and me think that these features show a hint that Android, Google TV and Chrome OS could be merging, as soon as the end of the year. While this would be extremely useful and possible with dual-core phones, I don’t think Google would introduce an idea such as this with proprietary Motorola software being used with the Atrix 4G. Not to mention the hardware partners they already have with all 3 separate services.