Rumor: Amazon Is In Talks to Buy webOS

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We already know that HP wants to sell webOS to someone else. VentureBeat is reporting that Amazon is "the closest to finalizing a deal" for webOS. Oh my god, that would make our dreams come true.


There are other unnamed contenders looking to buy webOS but VentureBeat's source seems pretty confident that Amazon currently has pole position.

Like we said before, Amazon needs an OS of its own where it can seamlessly integrate all of their offerings—Kindle, video streaming, music locker—into a single, coherent interface. The Amazon Kindle Fire is a start but it's still shoehorning their stuff on someone else's platform. Buying webOS would put them right with the AppleGoogsofts of the world. Make it happen. [VentureBeat]

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Bill Gioconda

The whole point of using Android for the Kindle Fire is that developers don't need to port their apps to yet another operating system. It's free for Amazon to use and they aren't hurting for apps. What's the real incentive to spend that kind of money and go head-to-head with Google directly? Amazon isn't a software developing company and they haven't really shown any desire to become one.