Google will soon be welcoming the team which cooked up Enyo, webOS's HTML-5 based application framework, into its ever growing fold.
The move is set to happen "shortly", according to The Verge, although it isn't the entire team which will be going to Mountain View. Rather, core members will be heading off, including Matt McNulty, who was in charge of Enyo at HP.
Naturally enough, this puts some question marks over the future of Open webOS, and its development time frame. The Verge did, however, hear back from HP, with the company insisting that the open source project is still on schedule as planned, and shouldn't be affected by the move.
HP said: "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."
Of course, the other question is exactly what the Enyo developers will be doing when they arrive at the Googleplex. To which the obvious answer is: working on Android.
The Enyo folks have some considerable smarts, and webOS itself was a much admired operating system, despite the failure of the hardware which carried it. Their input on Google's mobile OS moving forward from Jelly Bean will undoubtedly be valued, we'd imagine.
Many Android fans are already expressing their delight that McNulty and co are coming on board...
Source: The Verge