Palm’s VP of human interface and user experience, Matias Duarte, basically the guy responsible for Palm’s webOS user interface, is leaving Palm to join Google as the user experience director for Android.
Whilst Palm’s handsets haven’t been that popular their user interface for their webOS smartphones has been praised for its unique and innovative design, and most of that is down to Matias Duarte.
This is the first important Palm employee to leave since HP announced that they would be buying Palm and investing heavily in webOS. This really isn’t the best news for Palm, but it is good news for Google and their Android OS.
We can expect to see some exciting things from Android in the future with Duarte as their user experience director, it will be interesting to see what he can add to an already popular mobile operating system that is growing steadily. Have a look and our article on Android vs iPhone to see which smartphone and mobile platform is best for you.
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