HTC wants its own operating system

HTC Corp., the Taiwan based smartphone manufacturer has plans to develop its own mobile phone operating system.

Google and Microsoft, which have flooded the markets with smartphones running their operating systems.

All smartphones manufactured by the company are currently running Microsoft's Windows Mobile OS Google's Android O.

HTC is looking into the prospect of developing its own OS to reduce its dependence of outside developers.

Steven Tseng of RBS Asia Ltd told Business Week: “If you look at the successful smartphone players, like Apple and Research in Motion, a reason for their success is that they have their own platform. The negative is the amount of resources they’d need to allocate.”

HTC has been rumoured as a among the potential contender to acquire Palm Inc., which may have some OS experience behind it.