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Essential part of HP's webOS Enyo team goes to Google

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Essential part of HP's webOS Enyo team goes to Google
What would happen if you merge the best of webOS with Google’s Android? Our guess - something great, and we’ve already seen the first results of that collaboration in the work of Matias Duarte, the lead webOS designer who jumped to the Android team. 

Now, the migration of core HP webOS staff to Google continues. This time, it’s the essence of the webOS open-source Enyo team - the lead of the project Matt McNulty along with some others will leave HP for Google.

We don’t know whether the new staff will join Google’s Android team, but that certainly sounds like the most likely option. There’s also the possibility of the ex-Enyo team joining Google’s Chrome effort as they have plenty of experience with web applications and could integrate their know-how in the browser.

HP’s Enyo is the open sourced version of webOS planned for release later in 2012. It’s still coming as planned, with Open webOS version 1.0 still expected this September, and despite the departure of talent, according to HP.

“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,” HP said.

source: TheVerge

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posted on 25 May 2012, 02:23 2

1. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 427; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

now that is the great news of the year.android is just becoming better,better and better.web os + android=the most powerful os in the smartphone world.core team of web os pls dont wait and join android to make android the best os of all time.google is not running,but its flying.i dont want microsoft everywhere.

posted on 25 May 2012, 02:48 2

2. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

Awesome Android

posted on 25 May 2012, 03:05 1

3. grif_ (Posts: 61; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)

so they're being brought in to help work on the next android os:)

posted on 25 May 2012, 03:39 2

4. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

This can only be a good thing for Android, happy days ahead :-).

posted on 25 May 2012, 05:54 3

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

I was wondering when we would see migration of webOS team members to Google. Of all the places to go, Google seemed the most compatible. Whatever they do at Google, the future looks bright for them and Google.

posted on 25 May 2012, 06:12 3

6. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Android is growing by the day, from the immature 1.5 to the excellent 4.0 it just keeps getting better, only google knows what the Enyo team will mean for jellybean

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