HP's recent acquisition of Palm has taken its toll as yet another Palm webOS veteran that aided the company in building up webOS from the ground up has announced his departure. Senior director of human interface and user experience at Palm, Matias Duarte, has left Palm and is currently joining one of webOS's competitors for newer ventures. The man known to some in the industry as the webOS guru, Duarte signed on to become the user experience director for Google's Android platform. This follows after Palm's senior vice president of software and services, Michael Abbott, also announced his departure from the company in favor for a role as vice president of engineering for Twitter. Surely it's a blow for Palm and its webOS platform now that things are looking to be more stable, but there's no denying the kind of talent that Duarte will bring to the table for Android. Eventually we'll witness some of the fruits of his hard labor with the green Android platform that keeps on looking better with each incarnation.
source: All Things Digital