We all know the kind of reach Facebook has, and the way they have worked successfully with the app developers. While we don’t know whether they want to compete with Apple, Google or Microsoft for the mobile operating system market or not, but analysts are suggesting such a move.
According to a Forbes report, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek writes Facebook is the best candidate to buy webOS software division of Hewlett Packard.
If this happens it will be good news for die hard Facebook fans because if Facebook is built into the operating system, it will make contact list better and other stand features more social. Right now, people access it via its mobile website, its apps or through a dedicated Facebook button on a phone.
Apart from that if this deal happens people can expect element of social networking being featured in payments, app store and campaigns instead of being just limited to games like Farm Villa.
Facebook in-spite of more than 750 million users on its social network and its good financial position has always stopped short of having its own operating system so far, even though it has partnered with mobile handset companies such as INQ Mobile and HTC in building Facebook phones. If the analyst’s views really become a reality, Microsoft and Research In Motion will have to face a really strong competitor.