Sidekick/webOS talent comes to Android

Engadget reported a rumor this morning, and later confirmed, that Matias Duarte, Palm’s Senior Director of Human Interface and User Experience – the man behind webOS’ glorious UI – will make a new home at Google as the User Experience Director for Android.

Duarte also worked on the Helio UI and with Android chief Andy Rubin on the Sidekick team. Hopefully this will signal some reworking in the weaker points of the Android UI (keyboard, anyone?) and result in solutions for fragmentation issues, if not the prevention of more in the future.

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Via Engadget

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