HTC is consdering an OS purchase, “but we will not do it on impulse.”
>By James Lenhart
HTC, the company best known for creating high-end smartphones that run Android may take a shift in strategy, and acquire an OS to call as their own. HTC’s chairwoman Cher Wang told Taiwan’s Central News Agency in reference to an acquisition that “we have given it thought and we have discussed it internally, but we will not do it on impulse.”
Wang mentions the company is good at bringing diversity to their many platforms, and says they can use any OS they want. However, it begs the question — what OS do they want? There is no solid evidence that points to any specific company, but many people would like to think that HTC is referring to webOS since HP announced it would license parts of it out.
Wang goes on to say that “our strength lies in understanding an OS, but it does not mean that we have to produce an OS.” Looking back at Android’s initial popularity and you can see how HTC crafted a new way to use Android with their Sense UI. Many say it’s presently overdone, but their ability to modify something is definitely their specialty.
According to TNW, HTC doesn’t have much choice for other OS’s, so it’s likely that they’re in talks to acquire webOS which could mean great possibilities for those who wish the OS to survive.