By Anton D. Nagy | August 29, 2011 9:54 AM
Samsung is allegedly considering the acquisition of HP’s abandoned webOS platform, according to recent reports. HP has killed webOS on August 18 and Samsung has been previously rumored to acquire HP’s PC division (which turned out to be just a rumor for now).
According to a recent DigiTimes report, Samsung intends to purchase webOS from HP. Samsung has already lured in HP’s ex-vice president of PSG marketing Raymond Wah to handle Samsung’s PC sales and, according to “sources from notebook players”, the Korean phone-maker set an eye out for webOS too. Samsung already has its own mobile platform, Bada, and is very successful in bringing Android phones to the market, as well as Windows Phones too.
A possible webOS acquisition would mean that Samsung would not only have its own Bada platform but the newly purchased webOS operating system too. According to the report, Samsung would move towards webOS in order to compete against Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, which, on the long run, would mean that the Korean phone maker would eventually abandon Android and focus on its own platform(s), except for the case it wants to have products in the market to compete with its other phones.