Matias Duarte, Google’s head of Android User Experience, took to Google+ to answer recent questions about Android 4.2 and the Nexus 4. He gave some pretty in-depth responses, and he is still taking questions, so head over to the source link to engage. Read on after the break to see his answers on ... Read More »
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Last week AllThingsD broke the story that Google was hiring most of the team from Milk, a startup founded by Kevin Rose that was working on iPhone apps. Milk’s first project was an app called Oink that let users rate items, but that service was shut down ... Read More »
Last year we reported that Google was working on a virtual assistant for Android in response to Apple’s Siri. Later we learned that the project was codenamed Majel when one of our sources told us it was already in testing and a possible launch was imminent. For months no new details were ... Read More »
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When Matias Duarte, lead user interface designer at Google, showed off Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich two months ago, he was beaming with pride in his team’s creation. And he damn well should have; Ice Cream Sandwich is a thing of beauty, and may be the first Android version that is ... Read More »
A couple days ago we posted about Majel, and now some more tips are starting to come in. We compared Majel to Apple’s Siri voice assistant because that’s how it was described to us, but the project could be much larger than we initially imagined. Read on for new details and some interesting quotes from ... Read More »
I wrote about Google’s response to Apple’s Siri voice assistant several months ago and over the last couple weeks I received further details about the secret project. For starters it is codenamed Majel, which comes from Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, better known as the voice of the Federation Computer from Star Trek.
Majel is ... Read More »
Later today, Dan Lyons of The Daily Beast will host a live 30 minute conversation with Matias Duarte, the computer-interface designer and user-experience lead for Android. If you’re lucky, you can catch the interview live at 4:30 PM ET on The Daily Beast’s Google+ page, but only 9 people can ... Read More »
Despite the platforms present, past or doomed future, there’s no denying how gorgeous webOS is. Since first introduced in 2009, webOS has been praised time and time again for how intuitive, slick and well designed the OS is. And not only webOS, but the hardware it ran on. The Palm Pre. Quality wise, the hardware ... Read More »
Earlier today, we told you how Matias Duarte defended Android’s user interface during a panel at Mobile First CrunchUp. Well, it seems Android’s Director of User Interface was far from done. At the end of the talk, Duarte gave us yet another goodie to report on.
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Today at Mobile First CrunchUp, a panel focused on designing mobile experiences. Present on that panel was Android’s Director of User Experience, Matias Duarte. As it happens every time you put more than one mobile developer in a room, they started to talk about Android vs. iOS.
Since this panel was focused on designing mobile apps, ... Read More »