A report from a Taiwanese news outlet called Commercial Times
says Google is in the final stages of acquiring all or part of
smartphone maker HTC.
The news follows a separate story from late August that suggested
Taiwan-based HTC was interested in some sort of sale.
HTC, once one of the more popular smartphone makers in the United
States, has fallen off of most carrier store shelves after several
consecutive unsuccessful smartphone launches. It recently launched
a separate division that sells virtual reality headsets.
This isn’t shocking — Google is obviously interested in making its own hardware. But I wonder how they think this will go differently from their Motorola fiasco?