After HP’s initial announcement to end webOS device sales, many considered Samsung a prime candidate for licensing the operating system.

Mobile Business Briefing now reports that Samsung is uninterested:

Samsung has moved to distance itself from talk over which vendor could purchase HP’s webOS platform, while Qualcomm has emerged as a possible surprise contender.

QualComm’s motivations are described as following:

Gold believes that Qualcomm is the most logical candidate, for a number of reasons. He notes that webOS only runs on Qualcomm chips, and that the San Diego firm is involved in the OS space (Brew) but would benefit from stronger traction in software.

What do you think?

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