In a recent interview with Bloomberg, HTC CFO Cheng Hui-ming was quoted as saying that HTC is currently exploring options to possibly create their own smartphone OS. Cheng stated that HTC has no plans to abandon support for Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Google’s Android while exploring these options to create their own OS. One thing Cheng was not so eager to discuss was HTC’s rumored plans to acquire Palm, the popular mobile device company.
Many analysts believe that HTC having their own operating system would ultimately benefit the cellular company by giving them more control over their products. However, to oversee its initial and continued development would require a significant amount of resources that HTC might not have at the current moment.
If HTC was to develop their own OS it would be interesting to see how it compares to Windows Phone OS and the Google Android OS. HTC would certainly be venturing into a new territory in the mobile device market. Ultimately I do agree with the analysts that this move of HTC creating their own OS would be a good idea. By having so much more control over their devices HTC will be able to tailor their mobile phones to their customer’s wants and needs. If they created their own operating system they would be able to add specific features to their phones that perhaps Windows or Google’s Android do not currently have. Also, by creating their own OS HTC will be allowing for greater variety within the smartphone marketplace. This is something that I am sure many consumers will appreciate as it will give them even more devices to choose from and select the phones that fit their current lifestyle the best.