Samsung CEO Choi Gee Sun says WebOS acquisition ain’t happening

Fri, Sep 2, 2011


Earlier this week, we reported that Samsung was perhaps interested in acquiring the WebOS originally developed at Palm and now in the hands of HP. With HP effectively out of the mobile market and Samsung fighting patent infringement claims from Apple across multiple continents, a shift to the relatively sleek WebOS arguably made a little bit of sense – though the clear lack of any substantive ecosystem surrounding WebOS is a clear downside to anyone interested in acquiring WebOS.

Addressing the issue at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, Samsung CEO Choi Gee Sun laid to rest any rumors that Samsung is interested in WebOS boldly exclaiming that Samsung would “never’ pursue such a deal.

“It’s not right that acquiring an operating system is becoming a fashion,” Choi said. Samsung, which has its own mobile operating system called Bada, is working to boost its software capability “harder than people outside think.”

True to form, Samsung earlier this week introduced three new devices running its homegrown Bada 2.0 OS.

via Bloomberg


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