Google is said to be finalizing its final procedures to acquire all or a part of HTC.
It is unclear whether Google will acquire part or all of the Taiwanese company, but the acquisition agreement will include HTC’s research and development team. This will help future HTC smartphones “integrate deeper in both hardware and software, addressing some of the problems of Android defragmentation”. Thus, in the future HTC phones will be able to run original Android and are constantly being updated as Google Pixel.
HTC is a maker of smart phones with beautiful designs and are highly regarded by professionals. However, this is inversely proportional to the ability to succeed in the market, as the recent launch of HTC products do not have good sales.
Meanwhile, the acquisition of HTC will be a big addition to the hardware for Google after selling Motorola, next to the smartphone Pixel. Previously, Google bought Motorola in 2011 for $12.5 billion but was unsuccessful and had to resell to Lenovo at a “cheap” price in 2014 for $2.9 billion.
The value of the deal has yet to be revealed, but CNBC claims it is no less than $95 billion. Both HTC and Google declined to comment.