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HTC interested in buying webOS to compete with iOS

September 13th, 2011 by shaikhzaid under Android, HTC

We know that Android is the only strong competitor to iOS in the market. While iOS devices are solely manufactured by Apple only, Android devices are manufactured by Array of companies, HTC being the market leader in that segment. So obviously, HTC sees iOS as a competitor and now they want to purchase webOS in order to take over that competition.


Cher Wang, the Chairwoman of HTC said that the company wants to buy its own mobile operating system. After that, HTC will turn down the development of Android handsets gradually and focus on improving the operating system that they would buy.

She also revealed that the company has set its sights on webOS, an operating system that HP acquired from Palm back in April 2010 for $1.2 bn. It is possible that HP may sell webOS as they have already liquidated all stocks of webOS based products and have cancelled any further development of webOS based devices.

webOS is in demand and there is a lot of buyers already queued up, including Samsung, the major HTC competitor.