Matias Duarte Leaves Palm for Google

Jessica Thornsby

Google has confirmed that Matias Duarte has joined Google as User Experience Director for Android.

Duarte had previously been working as Senior Director of Human Interface and User Experience at Palm, and spearheaded the development of Palm’s webOS UI. Before that, he worked as the design chief at mobile virtual network operator Helio and led the team that created the Danger Hiptop mobile device.

This news comes after the announcement that Cedric Beust, Senior Android Software Engineer and Android Senior Product Manager, Erick Tseng had left Google for LinkedIn and Facebook, respectively.

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