webOS UI designer to join Google’s Android team

matias-duarte-palmLove Android? Think its UI could use a little unifying sexification? Well, you may be in luck. All Things Digital/Digital Daily is reporting that Matias Duarte, Palm’s senior director of human interface and user experience who was largely responsible for webOS, has left Palm HP, and will be joining Google’s Android team. His official position over at Google will be: “User Experience Director for Android.” Before joining Palm in 2007 Matias was the design chief at Heilio, and previous to that he was project lead on the team that designed the Danger Hiptop mobile device. Congrats Duarte, and we look forward to your future work.

UPDATE: Engadget confirms this with Google.

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