A recent report from Digitimes shows that Samsung may be looking to acquire WebOS in a move to turn away from Android. This report comes from rumors that the Korean government has been pushing both LG and Samsung to come together and create their own mobile platform. These rumors are being thrown out due to Google’s recent acquisition of Motorola, which is leading many people to believe that other Android manufacturers are in trouble. The government is also concerned with the recent string of patent lawsuits that are causing quite the controversy lately.
The simple truth of the matter is that this isn’t likely to happen any time soon. Samsung has risen to be the #2 overall smartphone provider in the last quarter, and how many of those were Android devices? I’m guessing all of them. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to look into WebOS, especially now that the platform can be sold on the cheap, but the biggest advantage the company can get out of that acquisition would be some patent help.
We just hope that Samsung continues to believe in our green friend. They have released some quality Android devices for the past couple of years, from the original Galaxy S to the crazy hot Galaxy SII, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and the rumored Nexus Prime. We want them to continue making quality Android products for years to come.