HTC is planning to purchase its own operating system platform, new reports reveal.
If the company indeed goes ahead with the proposed move, and comes up with its own OS, it will be in direct competition with rivals Google and Microsoft.
The report of HTC planning to get itself an exclusive OS started surfacing when Hewlett-Packard announced it was going to abandon its WebOS powered hardware devices. This move by HP gave rise to speculation that the near-dead operating system could be purchased and brought back to life by companies like HTC and Samsung.
"We have given it thought and we have discussed it internally, but we will not do it on impulse," said HTC Chairperson, Cher Wang in an interview with the Economic Observer of China, as reported by the Focus Taiwan News Channel.
"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. Our strength lies in understanding an OS, but it does not mean that we have to produce an OS," he added.