It’s hard for us Android fans to understand why any manufacturer would want to move away from Android – such a successful, evolving and powerful platform. We know Samsung has been considering Tizen for a while, but now we are hearing (kind of) smaller manufacturer is thinking about venturing into OS territory.
Reports assure that HTC is planning to develop its very own mobile operating system in order to better cater to the Chinese market. China has very specific needs and requisites when it comes to communications, be it mobile or any other form. China holds the belief that the industry relies to heavy on Android, a platform designed by, and mostly for western cultures.
The Chinese government is believed to be in talks with the Taiwanese manufacturer to plan the development of said mobile software. This operating system would have a strong focus on Chinese apps and web services, with devices possibly coming by the end of this year. With devices already being tested, this could very well be almost a finalized project.
It sure is hard to believe HTC would create a mobile OS for one country, but China is one large country. Not to mention, a very powerful one with a huge business focus. We would love to see HTC focus on Android, but we have already seen them give Windows Phone a shot.
This certainly wouldn’t surprise us, and we can’t really blame HTC. Having the government by your side to take the Chinese mobile market will bring a major boost to the company. Something they kind of need at this point.