Samsung is not planning to purchase HP’s abandoned webOS platform, nor it ever will, the company’s CEO has declared.
Speaking during an interview with reporters at the IFA tech trade show in Berlin, Samsung CEO Gee-Sung Choi said that the company would ‘never’ buy webOS. He informed that the company was instead focusing on developing its own Bada.
“Samsung Electronics will not acquire Hewlett-Packard's PC Business. It’s not right that acquiring an operating system is becoming a fashion,” Choi said adding that Samsung was making huge efforts for Bada.
When Hewlett Packard had decided to abandon webOS and spin-off its PC, speculations had risen that Samsung was in line to acquire HP’s PC division but later reports claimed that Samsung was instead eyeing webOS to fuel its smartphone efforts.
Reports were also floating around that claimed that Samsung was looking to reduce its reliance on Google after the search engine giant decided to acquire Motorola.
Research firms have also speculated that companies like HTC and Facebook were also considering acquiring webOS from HP. However, none of the companies have confirmed the report. It makes sense of HTC to acquire webOS as it does not have an operating system of its own on which it could rely on in case it decides to do away with Android and Windows Phone.