That Google could buy HTC is something that has been rumored more than once, but now could be close to materialize: both companies would be in negotiations.
HTC and Google have always maintained a good relationship around Android. Of the Taiwanese was the first cellphone with this system and theirs has been many of the major smartphones in its evolution, as the last Google Pixel. Unfortunately, the mobile company does not work as it would: the HTC U11 does not sell at the required pace and the last profit cycle was a blow to the company .
Google is in the last stretch of the launch of the Pixel 2 cell phone that would be manufactured by HTC. In addition to the agreement between both companies to collaborate on the design and manufacture the conversations will go beyond . A lot more.
Google was in the final phase of the negotiations to acquire the HTC mobile division
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This is what the Daily DigiTimes discloses referring to internal sources of the Taiwanese company. Those who follow the trend of the market witnessed a continued depreciation of the HTC image while decreased the size of its catalog and the launch of smartphones . The company focused on the highest range with high-quality cell phones capable of differentiating but proved impossible to compete with giants such as Samsung, Huawei or Apple, the top three best-selling brands sold in July 2017.
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Google would face the dilemma of becoming a strategic partner of HTC or acquire the mobile division of the Taiwanese company, but it seems that would win the second option. In any case would remain out of agreement, the company's virtual reality division, HTC LIVE .
There are precedents in this area, we all remember the purchase of Motorola's mobile division and then we sell Lenovo keeping a good amount of patents. In the case of HTC Google could take advantage of the company's manufacturing capability to apply it to their hardware division. In this way, everything would be at home.
We contacted HTC to corroborate the rumor of the conversations with Google. Once we have an official response, we will update this news.