How HTC staff join Internet giant, Google

Google has bought part of HTC’s mobile phone division for $1.1bn (£820m), a return to hardware ownership for the company.

                          The deal will see 2,000 HTC staff join the US internet giant and underlines Google’s broadening ambitions in smartphone production.

Google develops the Android operating system used in more than 80pc of the world’s smartphones but largely relies on manufacturers like Samsung, Huawei and HTC itself to make and sell its phones, unlike Apple, which controls the design and development of both software and hardware.

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  1. Aadila says:

    Google has also already launched its own phones, so Android phone makers have gotten used to their partner being a rival. The production resources of HTC, which assembled the first Pixel device and was key to the Nexus line, may support this existing phone operation. Greater control of hardware production would also give Google more control over the distribution of new services such as its voice-based digital assistant.

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  2. Lyla says:

    , Huawei and HTC itself to make and sell its phones, unlike Apple, which controls the design and development of both software and hardware.

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  3. Aafreen says:

    Google has bought part of HTC’s mobile phone division for $1.1bn (£820m), a return to hardware ownership for the company.

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  4. Rafia says:

    HTC has been a longtime partner and has created some of the most beautiful, high-end devices on the market

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  5. ali says:

    Google develops the Android operating system

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  6. Aala says:

    HTC has been a longtime partner and has created some of the most beautiful, high-end devices on the market.

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