WebOS Enyo core team heads to Google

With webOS kind of dead at the moment, it looks like most of the team that was repsonsible for Enyo is heading to Google. Enyo is webOS’s HTML5-based application framework that was first and last seen on the TouchPad. It was originally thought the entire team was leaving, but it appears it will only be part of it. Matt McNulty, who was the man in charge of the project will be among the people moving and it also appears that the ones that are leaving were responsible for 99% of the code.

Does this mean that webOS won’t be open sourced? Absolutely not as HP made the following statement:

We’re pleased with the traction Enyo has gained to date and plan to continue its development along with the open source community. The Open webOS project is on schedule and we remain committed to the roadmap announced in January.

The other question is what these guys will do at Google? This is unknown right now, but obvious places would be Android and/or the Chrome group. Don’t forget current Android design chief, Matias Duarte, was the  Vice President of Human Interface and User Experience for Palm. This should be interesting so stay tuned.

source: theverge


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Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.