HTC Could Buy webOS from HP

HTC has confirmed that it is considering buying a mobile operating system. No particular OS has been named and HTC isn’t buying on impulse. However, one good option that I am sure they are looking at is webOS as HP dropped it in the past month.

Following HP’s announcement that it would cease production of webOS devices and begin seeking licensees for its stricken platform, it was speculated that Android vendors including HTC and Samsung were worried about the future of Android following Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility.

If HTC does end up buying webOS then the hardware and software mix could make a decent match for the end users.

“We can use any OS we want. We are able to make things different from our rivals on the second or third layer of a platform,” Wang said. “Our strength lies in understanding an OS, but it does not mean that we have to produce an OS.”

All we know at the moment is that HP is open to offers for webOS and with now knowing that HTC is looking, it could make a perfect match. webOS is an excellent OS with a lot of potential and it would be a shame to just see it wither away.


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