Leading Android phone maker HTC is sticking with Google's phone software despite the Motorola deal, or so says CEO Peter Chou in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. But what else can he say? And Microsoft gets equal billing.
Chou downplayed the possibility that HTC would develop its own operating system, saying the company's goal is to "leverage partnerships" with Google and Microsoft Corp., while creating differentiation from other smartphone makers.
"It's not the operating system, it's the ecosystem," said Mr. Chou in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. He added, "we think we can find a way to differentiate to add value, but at the same time leverage our partners, Google and Microsoft, since we have such a great relationship with them."
-WSJ.com, August 19, 2011