Earlier this week, Hardware Canucks reported on the rumors that Samsung was interested in purchasing orphaned mobile operating system webOS. As Samsung is also apparently interested in purchasing HP’s PC division, buying their mobile operating system property also made sense. We weren’t the only ones to think so, as many industry analysts also shared our sentiment.
Now it turns out that we were wrong.
Choi Gee Sung, Samsung’s Chief Executive Officer, told reporters at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin that the company would “never” pursue such a deal as they are simply not interested.
“It’s not right that acquiring an operating system is becoming a fashion,” Choi told reporters.
Samsung is instead ramping up development on their own operating system, Bada, a process which Choi says is “harder than people outside think”.
Other potential suitors for webOS include HTC, though the company declines to comment on any queries.