Palm’s Matias Duarte Jumps Ship For Android

Palm has gone through quite a bit over the last few months: rumors of demise, rumors of a sale, and its very own CEO telling employees they’ll be fine even if the company has to go it alone. Next thing you know, HP acquires Palm and some employees jump ship. Most recently, Matias Duarte, Palm’s webOS design master, has left the company for greener pastures: Google. Duarte will now be the User Experience Director for Android, bringing all his expertise from making webOS a great platform over to the fastest growing and evolving OS right now.

This is sad news for Palm, but great for Google and Android users. Duarte will be reunited with Andy Rubin, the mastermind behind Android, since they both worked together on the Sidekick platform in the past. Meanwhile, we’re hoping this doesn’t affect HP’s efforts in getting a decent version of webOS working on its future tablets and netbooks.

via Engadget

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  1. told you Says:

    it wont they of course have enough people who know how to optimize further Web OS implemenations. Also what people dont know is Matias Duarte is a control freak and has had problems not just with palm, but with the side kick OS team when he was there as well. He was also part of the reason the design of the pre was flawed, because he refused to be worked with. Though all us Palm fans thank you for helping design Web OS, but now that we have it (knowing Google cant and wont imulate cards, gestures etc) good ridens. Web OS and HP/Palm will be fine believe me.

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