Google may be close to buying the smartphone business of HTC, the troubled consumer electronics maker based in Taiwan, according to a press report.
According to a report in a Taiwanese publication (Google Translate version here), the two companies are in the final stages of acquisition talks. The report does not say how much Google may buy HTC for.
The deal would mark a surprise return to becoming a serious hardware player for Google, three years after it sold its Motorola smartphone subsidiary.
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