Core webOS Enyo Team Leaving HP for Google

WebOS

Chris Ziegler reports for The Verge:

The HP team responsible for Enyo — webOS’s HTML5-based application framework that debuted on the TouchPad — will be leaving the company and starting at Google shortly, The Verge has learned. What this means for the future of Open webOS is unclear; Enyo and the developers supporting it are central to HP’s open source strategy for the operating system going forward, and it’s hard to say whether this move will have any effect on the planned late 2012 release for version 1.0.

Any lingering wisps of hope for the beleaguered mobile operating system must surely now have passed. Although the loss is certainly a shame, I simply hope HP will begin to acknowledge the futility of the sustenance of webOS, and move on.