Google Hires User Interface Director Away From Palm

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2010-05-28 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Google hires WebOS user interface director Matias Duarte from Palm to improve the user experience for the Android operating system. Google scored a coup by hiring away Duarte from Palm to improve the user experience for smartphones, tablets and other devices based on Google's Android operating system.

This is a big deal for Google, which has struggled to match the intuitive user experience of Apple's popular iPhone even as it has pumped out new versions of its operating system with great speed.

AllThingsDigital May 27 broke the news, noting that Duarte led the development of Palm's WebOS user interface as the company's senior director of human interface and user experience. That's how Duarte is listed on his LinkedIn profile as of this writing.

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