Well well well, would you look at that ? First, there were rumors of Sammy buying HP’s PC biz, they vehemently denied it afterwards. But suddenly they have scooped up an exec from HP to manage their own PC biz. That HP exec is Raymond Wah, a VP of the PSG ( Personal systems group ) unit of HP which includes WebOS.
Digitimes reports that Samsung is also considering buying the WebOS biz. for competing with Google and Apple. wait.. what ?
So, they have considered their long time partner, a competitor now ? Way to go Google, you and Moto are screwing up the relationships. More questions arise if this rumor is true. What will happen to Bada ? Doesn’t it sell a lot more than what these WebOS devices sold in their total lifetime ? Will they abandon Android and Windows Phone to completely adopt WebOS as their only strategy ?
WebOS plus Samsung hardware sounds fun but as of now WebOS works only on Qualcomm chipsets much like Windows Phone. Samsung is an end to end sourcing company which does not want to rely on other manufacturers. How will it play out if the rumor is true ?
We just have to wait. To add more fuel to the rumors, HP and Samsung have declined to comment. Let’s see where this goes.