Many of those who follow events in the world of gadgets or are long-time smartphone users remember when HTC introduced its first Android device back in 2008. At the time, the Taiwanese company was among the market leaders. However, recent years have not been as successful. In this regard, there were rumors about the possible sale of the company. It seems that a buyer has already been found and soon Google may be the new owner of the company.According to data published by the Chinese edition of Commercial Times, it follows that HTC is in the final stage of negotiations with Google. The most expected outcome is a transfer of Taiwanese smartphone business to the U.S. giant. In this case, HTC will retain the right to develop and manufacture Vive virtual reality helmets. Also, while it is impossible to exclude the option of concluding an agreement on strategic partnership. Recall that for Google such a deal will not be the first. In 2011, the company acquired Motorola Mobility for $ 12.5 billion, but in 2014 sold it to Lenovo for $ 2.91 billion. This fact has caused quite an expected wave of jokes about the fate of mobile division of HTC in Google. But we will know how events will unfold and whether or not the deal will go through, only later.