Google’s acquisition of Motorola have led some mobile manufacturers to look around for other operating system options. Samsung has already announced that they want to focus harder on Bada, and now HTC has started to look around, as well.

The CEO of HTC, Cher Wang, admits to Focus Taiwan that the company is considering buying their own operating system.

“We have given it thought and we have discussed it internally, but we will not do it on impulse, we can use any OS we want. We are able to make things different from our rivals on the second or third layer of a platform. Our strength lies in understanding an OS, but it does not mean that we have to produce an OS.”

Perhaps the most important of the operating systems that are for sale at the moment is the Linux based WebOS. The operating system is owned by HP and HP recently announced that they wanted to stop the production of hardware that makes use of the WebOS.

HP is apparently open for bids on WebOS.