When it comes to Android, we know that it is the only strong competitor to iOS in the market. While iOS devices are solely manufactured by Apple only, Android devices are manufactured by host of companies, HTC being the market leader in that segment. So obviously, HTC sees iOS as competition and now it wants to purchase webOS in order to take over that competition.
The Chairwoman has revealed that the company has set its sights on webOS, an operating system that HP acquired from Palm back in April 2010 for $1.2 Billion. It is possible that HP may sell webOS as they have already liquidated all stocks of webOS based products and have cancelled any further development of webOS based devices.
Nevertheless, if HP does intend to sell webOS, a lot of buyers will be lined up for it, including HTC's rival Samsung. Cher Wang states that the Board of Directors have thought this through and are absolutely sure of the decision that they want to make. The question here is, if HTC does end up being successful in buying webOS, what will it do with it that will save HTC from a fate like that of HP?