News

HTC has discussed webOS purchase but won't be rushed

Not really sure if it needs its own OS

HTC has discussed webOS purchase but won't be rushed
While Samsung took, and beat back, early rumours about a bid for HP's webOS, the smarter money was always on HTC. 

Now, the company has revealed it's currently considering whether or not to purchase a mobile OS - presumably webOS as it's the only available target, although conceivably MeeGo could be a potential target.

Either way, HTC said it won't be rushed into an impulsive decision on the matter.

HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang spoke out about HTC’s intentions during an interview with the Economic Observer of China.

Free OS a bird

"We have given it thought and we have discussed it internally, but we will not do it on impulse," Wang said.

"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. Our strength lies in understanding an OS, but it does not mean that we have to produce an OS."

HTC's current strong financial performance is based on heavy adoption of Android, although it was also a launch partner for Windows Phone 7, and is expected to release hardware based on Microsoft's new Mango OS.

[source: Focus Taiwan]

When Matt was 7 years old he didn't write to Santa like the other little boys and girls. He wrote to Mario. When the rotund plumber replied, Matt's dedication to a life of gaming was established. Like an otaku David Carradine, he wandered the planet until becoming a writer at Pocket Gamer.

Comments

No comments
View options
  • Order by latest to oldest
  • Order by oldest to latest
  • Show all replies