jefbal99 Posted September 7, 2017 Share Posted September 7, 2017 According to Android Police, "Google reportedly close to acquiring HTC's smartphone business" HTC produced the very first Android phone in 2008, and it went on to become one of the most prominent makers of Android devices as the platform grew. However, it's been years since the Taiwanese company had a hit. As financial losses continue to mount, there are new rumors that Google is nearing a deal to acquire HTC's smartphone division. According to the Chinese-language Commercial Times, Google and HTC are in the "final stage" of negotiations that could result in Google rescuing the smartphone maker. Google is supposedly looking at two options—either acquiring the smartphone business outright or becoming a strategic partner for HTC's smartphones. The Vive virtual reality unit is not part of the negotiations and will remain a separate entity regardless of what happens. The Android Police story is using the following sources: https://ctee.com.tw/News/ViewCateNews.aspx?cateid=kjmd&newsid=160674 http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20170907VL202.html Google has worked with HTC many times on hardware, this could be a very good thing. However, I'm still wary of what they did with Motorola in taking the patents and then selling the leftovers to Lenovo. Motorola hasn't been the same since. HTC is struggling, no matter what this is good for them. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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