Palm’s Matias Duarte Becomes Google’s User Experience Director

Endgadget is reporting this morning that webOS design expert Matias Duarte has left Palm for Google to be their User Experience Director for Android.  This move is a reunion of sorts for Duarte as he previously worked with Android head Andy Rubin on the Sidekick project.

Duarte was without a doubt one of the big boys over at Palm, but recent rumors that his rigidity with design and the fact that he is a bit of a control freak caused some friction amongst the team he was working with.  The good news for Android lovers out of that rumor is that he may be coming to Google to help bring some cohesion to the fragmentation issues with Android.

Will a Rubin/Duarte reunion bring Android forward in big ways?  I can’t imagine doing anything but that.  It will be interesting to see what this team up will bring to the Android platform.

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