Peter Chou says HTC is not interested in having its own OS, will stick with Android
In an interview published in the Wall Street Journal, Chou says that HTC's goal is to take advantage of his company's partnerships with Google and Microsoft, and build hardware that differentiates itself from the competition. Chou told the Journal that, "It's not the operating system, it's the ecosystem, We think we can find a way to differentiate to add value, but at the same time leverage our partners, Google and Microsoft, since we have such a great relationship with them."
1. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
A new OS in such a competitive market as it is could be a mayor risk that may be unnecessary as they are already producing great sales from their current lines. leaving an ecosystem for some doubts on your head wont be the best move and could get your company on certain loss while trying to create a new ecosystem for them when there is another ecosystem they would use....
2. E.N. (Posts: 2577; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Of course they don't want to. Making an OS actually requires work.
3. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
Go HTC bring that beats audio to a future android headset near you. dream phone for 2012. 4.5 all touchscreen, 720p display no pentile, android ics, beats audio, 18 month support, 4g lte, a battery that last 2 days on average usage.
4. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Oh yes, we're HTC. We're going to continue pumping out phones with poor quality build while forcing owners to buy newer phones for ridiculous prices because of Android fragmentation.
And oh my HTC BEATS AUDIO!!! OMG, best announcement EVER!!! It's like HTC is on the bandwagon with a guy who supports the worst kind of music on the planet, rap.
6. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7043; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
@ The_Miz SHUT THE HELL UP FOR ONCE!
7. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
at least they make phones that can make calls. oh man look at my awesome new iphone4.. hey can i borrow your nokia flip phone? i need to make a call and i dont have a bumper yet! lol
miz your a moron... plain and simple.
HTC makes iconic devices for both MS and Google. Definitely the top sellers on WP7 and many of the top sellers on Android. Why would they need to build their own OS? they get all the benefits without any of the risks.
Of course, snatching palm and incorporating the "cards" system or other parts would definitely differentiate itself from other android overlays.
8. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
ignore him... he will get tired and go away... or whats left of his brain will explode, whichever comes first in fact i just got a plan... just tag along :)
19. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Boohoo, Miz opinion is different from my own.
10. Madden (unregistered)
".......while forcing owners to buy newer phones for ridiculous prices............." LmFao!!!! It's the other way around buddy....
Still $650,, $750 for retail unlocked iphones (not that it matters....cuz you just mooch off people...)
Whereas it costs closer to $500 for other off-contract phones (I purchased an extra unlocked Streak for only $200....).....
11. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
dude, rap is not the worst, that title falls to opera, its too boring.
Apple is like opera, simple, but boring
Android is like Rap, ever changing and exciting.
Miz, are you a Beibler by any chance? maybe that's why you keep on acting like a teenager?
18. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Boohoo, get over it. You all know it's true. HTC phones are horribly built. At least Motorola phones have some decent build quality to them.
Good lord, did I just give Motorola a compliment? Hope Sniggles doesn't see that.
Whatever, cry and moan, but the fact is that HTC is a crap phone maker and all you need to do is look at the problems the Thunderbolt is having for proof.
22. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)
Just to annoy you, your Profile Picture looks gаy as f**k. But that isn't surprising. All iSheep are gаy and you must be the exhibit A. See I can even rhyme while busting your nuts.
20. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)
I call bullsh*t on your story. HTC makes the best quality Android phones. THAT, not the fact that their software is great, is why they are more expensive than other Android phones.
And why should you or anyone give a s**t about the Beats Audio deal. You aren't forced to use it after the purchase of an HTC phone.
Go troll somewhere else..
23. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
go swallow some nuts you god damn dragon troll
24. superpiff420 (unregistered)
Nope screamo is the worst
12. Scribed3d (Posts: 28; Member since: 08 Aug 2010)
If I were in the upper management of HTC, I would strongly consider buying the Palm O/S rights from HP. Even if they do nothing with the technology, this would give them a large bank of patents to use in their (and everyone's) war with Apple.
That being said, it is a frightening thought that Apple may buy the Palm rights. Imagine the explosion of lawsuits that would erupt on the next business day after that sale would close.
13. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)
Miz shut the hell up go in the bathroom and beat off to your iphone seeing how you love it so dam much
14. theBankRobber (unregistered)
HTC has the BEST build quality I have ever seen in any phone manufacture, my wife dropped her EVO 4G in the toilet and we let it dry and it still worked. My best friend was drinking one night talking on my EVO 4g and dropped it in the parking lot. I found it the next morning with the battery cover off and it had been laying face screen down and it was ran over. NO MARKS OR BROKEN PARTS, I almost s**t myself. I could tell it was run over because of the tire marks on the cover. My brother dropped his iPhone on the floor and step on it and cracked the digitizer touch panel. Mine was run over by a car weighing a few tons and nothing, brother steps on his Apple iPhone, cracked screen. Quality huh, yea HTC runs that department.
15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3074; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Android phones with Sense running on it is so heavily customized it basically is its own OS lol
17. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Oh yeah, and it closes faster programs faster than a tanking business.
21. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)
Force closes are mainly caused by inexperienced users who use Task Killers and such.
27. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
inexperienced users ????? wow I didnt know I have to take a class to use android...