As per Taiwan’s Central News Agency reports, HTC has said that it is considering purchasing a mobile operating system. There has been no final decision yet, however it has had internal discussions about purchasing a new OS.

A likely candidate for HTC would be HP’s WebOS.

HTC’s Cher Wang told reporters in China:

“We have given it thought and we have discussed it internally, but we will not do it on impulse.”

Wang said HTC’s advantages lie in its distinctiveness, which means it can make unique products on different operating systems.

“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.”


HTC reaffirmed that it supports Google’s acquisition of Motorola. Wang said it was the “correct” decision by Google because MMI has many significant patents. Just to be safe with Google’s Android strategy, HTC will need a strong alternative like WebOS.


  • HTC new OS, what about Android then, I don’t think HTC is going to do something silly.

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  • chris

    I currently have the HTC EVO 3d, its a great phone from a great company, they should absolutely buy web OS , my first smartphone was the palm pixi; and I was an amazing phone; HTC is to good LOL ..don’t get me wrong I like android but web OS is superior