It was just last week that Samsung mentioned that it would open-source its Bada platform for other manufacturers and developers. And it seems like Taiwanese manufacturer HTC is planning to develop a mobile operating system of their own too.
According to Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia, in Seoul, Korea, the company has plans to develop its own mobile operating system though will still continue to strengthen the collaboration with Microsoft and Google. In order to go head on with Apple's iOS and be less reliant on Google Android OS, Samsung was recently reported that it will open-source the Bada platform next year, which will allow other manufacturers and developers to help grow the ecosystem. However, HTC has made little headway in the development of their own proprietary operating system. It is likely that the company could acquire a mobile OS and incorporate it into their products, though experts predict disastrous results if the mobile OS fails.