A Mobile OS for HTC?

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – A new development could see HTC upping its game in the area of mobile development. According to CNET, when talking to the Economic Observer of China, HTC Chair Cher Wang confirmed her company’s interest in acquiring a mobile operating system to power the company’s various mobile devices.

Commenting on the matter, Wang stated, “We have given it thought and we have discussed it internally, but we will not do it on impulse.”

So far, HTC has mostly relied on Google’s Android OS. The company manufactures both phones and tablets.

A Fight with Apple

Lately, HTC has been in the news regarding its patent fight with mobile competitor Apple. In the recent past, both companies have filed lawsuits against one another.

On Friday it was reported that HTC had expanded a current lawsuit against Apple to include patents recently acquired from Google. Meanwhile, in July, HTC was found in violation of infringing upon Apple patents in a preliminary ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Which OS?

Without a doubt, operating under its OS would separate HTC from other mobile developers. However, whether it would successfully distinguish HTC remains to be seen. Apple’s iOS devices and Google’s Android-powered devices currently dominate the mobile market.

Perhaps an option (which is only speculation) is HP’s webOS. In August, HP announced it was discontinuing its support for devices powered by its mobile OS platform. Also, according to past reports, HP has considered leasing the OS to mobile manufacturers.

Meanwhile, Samsung CEO Choi Gee Sung recently announced his company’s disinterest in webOS.

HTC on the Market

HTC is notable for having been the first company to produce a phone reliant on Google’s Android OS. Notable recent releases of phones by the company include the HTC Evo, the HTC Wildfire, and more. For more information on HTC, visit: http://www.htc.com