The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker and chief technology officer Jeremy Phillips discuss emerging trends in technology.

In this edition, Eric and Jeremy discuss Samsung as the company weighs its options on whether to buy Hewlett-Packard's webOS, keep committing to Android, or further promote its internally developed Bada platform. Samsung's CEO indicated late last week that webOS wasn't an option, but the larger point that Android partners feel jilted could have far-reaching ripple effects across the mobile industry.

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