Matias Duarte is Google's new User Experience Director for AndroidAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
As an update to our previous post about Matias Duarte, one of the major contributors to the creation of Palm's webOS, leaving Palm, Engadget has received confirmation that Duarte has joined Google and their Android OS. Duarte is now the User Experience Director for Android, working with the head of Android Andy Rubin. Rubin and Duarte have worked together in the past on Sidekick, so we're sure that Duarte's transition into the Google will go smoothly. While this is a huge loss for Palm, we're sure that HP has some talent that they can put behind webOS to replace Duarte and help to make webOS better than it already is.