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HP Decides to Kill Off webOS Devices, May License OS

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Top message:  Perfect opportunity for HTC by bluecoyote   Aug 18, 2011, 3:40 PM

Replying to:  Re: Perfect opportunity for HTC by iDont Care   Aug 18, 2011, 9:19 PM

Re: Perfect opportunity for HTC

by bluecoyote    Aug 18, 2011, 9:54 PM

Why would they want WebOS?

Android isn't free. HTC Pays Microsoft a license fee, they're about to pay Apple a license fee, and Oracle will soon be paid handsomely as well

Second, it's now a competitor's OS. That means Motorola devices are going to be the ones with the most Google input. Google dumped 12 billion on Motorola. That's more than their past two years of profit combined. Regardless of what it gets Google and HTC in terms of patents, this is a company that just lost 46 million dollars that Google has to make profitable. Wanna know how well that'll work?

If HP takes ownership of WebOS (and they should, simply licensing it won't work) , it's got itself covered. It can distinguish its handsets from Motorola and Samsung.

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