Android User Experience Director, Matias Duarte, was recently recognised as one of the 50 Designers Shaping the Future by Fast Company. Well, that makes sense, given Android’s ludicrous market share.
However, Matias, in response to some Android-related criticism, concedes that Google’s OS is far from perfect. No arguments here, bro.
The story unfolds over on Google+, with many followers giving Matias a well-deserved pat on the back.
One cheeky chap, however, suggests that Android still needs a heck of a lot of work, pointing to the recent Things I Can’t Stand About Jelly Bean article over on Android Police (and receiving 85 ‘+1s’ for his trouble).
To his credit, Matias replies: “It's true, we still have a lot of work to do. Personally I feel like I've gotten only about a third of the way to where I want to be with regards to consistency, responsiveness, and polish. Better get back to work!” Good on you, chap.
Incidentally, the latest figures from Android Developers put Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) on just 1.2% of Android devices - as of September 14. Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), meanwhile, is just a few points ahead of Froyo (Android 2.2), with 20.9% and 14% respectively. Hmm.