HTC chairman Wang Xuehong disclosed that the smartphone vendor is considering buying WebOS. HP announced discontinuing its WebOS business couple weeks ago.

“We had internal deliberation over the potential buyout, but we’re in no hurry to do that.” said Wang.

As the “patent wars” are affecting more and more companies including Apple, Google and Samsung, HTC needs its own mobile operating system to avoid such pitfall. Currently, HTC bases its devices on Android and Windows smartphone, and the company has been involved in patent infringement suits with Apple.

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