HP Decides to Kill Off webOS Devices, May License OS
Top message: Perfect opportunity for HTC by bluecoyote
Replying to: Re: Perfect opportunity for HTC by iDont Care
Re: Perfect opportunity for HTC
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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