HTC to make major announcement on September 21, likely related to Google acquisition


  • hoo dat

    It was just a matter of time before Alphabet/Google got into the hardware business on a permanent/full time basis. I have huge respect for HTC hardware so this could be a very worthwhile merger.

    • Garrett Cooper

      Agreed, HTC has always made beautiful phones. The M line was great, outside of camera performance. If Google could take what they’ve built and learned from the Pixel line, they could make a great device all in house.

    • thereasoner

      Hopefully Google does plan on in house builds of their own phones going forward. They will gain great expertise in smartphone design and manufacturing from HTC. Makes me wonder what partner Android OEM’s will think about it as I’m sure that none of them want serous competition out of Google made devices and there’s no way that Google is going to spend the money on their own manufacturing and still limit the production, distribution and sales of their own devices.

  • Razvan Zamfir

    In a way, I’m a bit bummed about this. Getting last year’s HTC flagship for less than 50% of the price was always great for me; it might be more difficult moving forward. On the other hand, I’m hoping this will bring about HTC hardware to the masses. While I’m not happy with the lack of audio jack on the new U lineup which I wouldn’t have bought (even at less than 50% price), they do make solid hardware and I’m curious for the future.

  • Hello Moto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Is it the time to buy HTC stocks today, and sell tomorrow after the announcement?

  • Dimitri

    I miss how HTC made their devices. Like the Magic, Dream, Raider and M7 and Butterfly. Those were the best devices that HTC brought out. Since then the other ones lack. The support isn’t the same either. We shall see what Google does.