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Google confirms Duarte as User Experience lead for Android

updated 12:15 pm EDT, Thu May 27, 2010

Duarte official as UE Director for Android

Google followed up on Matias Duarte's departure from Palm to confirm that he had been hired as the User Experience Director for Android. The mobile OS producer didn't imply a particular focus for the new recruit, but his experience as a chief architect of Palm's webOS interface points to future design changes.

The increased pace of new talent additions at Google for the Android team parallels the extra importance of the platform. Aside from hoping to rival Apple among modern smartphones, Google is also now expanding into the living room with Google TV, where a simple interface has a higher level of importance. It may need Duarte's help for a Verizon tablet, although promises from Verizon of more details have so far gone unfulfilled.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Marook

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Google hires a designer from a completely flopping system.. way to go. :-)
    Seems like Apple cans top sweating.. LOL

  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Palm has always had such a rich user experience. Nothing I like better than making weird scrawls in a little box.

  1. automorrow

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Then their aristocratic control of the news and programming will be easily be avoided by consumers who switched to Apple after being screwed by everyone else.

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