• HTC Considers webOS Acquisition to Battle iOS



    HTC has opened up about its interest in HP's webOS as a possible candidate for acquisition.

    In a freshly published interview with the Chinese-owned Economic Observer of China publication, Cher Wang, chairwoman of HTC Corp., reveals that her company is actively considering buying another smartphone operating system. "We have given it thought and we have discussed it internally, but we will not do it on impulse," Wang stated.

    If HTC goes forward with this option, it will suddenly become a smartphone maker that can serve up three different smartphone OSes in its product offerings. "We can use any OS we want," Wang said."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."

    The second and third layers refer to the "HTC Sense" user interface, which HTC says provides its smartphones with more user-friendly features and better software integration compared with other Android phones.
    Of course, there's no guarantee that HTC will be the lone bidder for webOS. There is rampant speculation that fellow smartphone rival - and Android handset maker - Samsung, is similarly weighing the same potential acquisition. If HTC and Samsung have anything else in common here its their mutual animosity toward Apple. Presently, both mobile tech titans are involved in more patent struggles and pending lawsuits with Apple than we can possibly neatly summarize here.

    Source: FocusTaiwan
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