Bloomberg reports that HP's CEO Leo Apotheker has said that the company is currently in talks with a number of companies interested in licensing its WebOS mobile software.
“We are talking to a number of companies,” Apotheker said in an interview in Beijing yesterday, declining to elaborate on details. “I can share with you that a number of companies have expressed interest. We are continuing our conversations.”
Apotheker has declined to give a timeframe when such partnerships would happen; and has also avoided commenting on the rumor that Samsung is one of the interested parties. At present, Samsung is using Google's Android OS in its Galaxy range of smartphones and tablets.