You hear that? That’s the sound of a nail being violently driven into a coffin. Samsung has once again addressed rumors that they’ll be buying WebOS. Reporters and analysts suggested it was a logical route from Samsung who reportedly felt slighted by Google’s purchase of Motorola.
Well, a Samsung rep was on hand at IFA to address the rumor once and for all. They mentioned that they’d “never” pursue a purchase of operating system for HP, reiterating that they believe they have a strong platform in Bada and have no reason to purchase WebOS.
Tie in the fact that Google Android runs on their flagship smartphones year-in and year-out and you begin to understand why Samsung doesn’t want to fix what isn’t broken. Now, the question remains – will they ever license WebOS? Stay tuned. [Bloomberg]