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Matias Duarte Is Meant To Be Fixing Android, So How Far Along Is He?

When Matias Duarte, the head of Android with Google, came on board in 2010, he said that the operating system had a long way to go in terms of being better. Two years later, Matias is back to report on the mission to make Android better. How’s that going then?

When he joined the company, he gave an interview saying that he was working with the company to improve the way Android worked for users. He said that he wanted to improve the way Android works on tablets, improve how it handles computing task and improve how it looks and feels.

Here’s what he told AllThingsD in February last year:

All of those are works in progress. Our work is far from done in any of those.

That was then, this is now. How is Matias going in his Google usability mission?

Yesterday, Android Police ran a piece on the things they hate aboute Android. It was a long and detailed list, and at the bottom, it had comment from Matias. Because, yeah, isn’t he meant to be fixing what we hate?

Here’s what he had to say:

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!

So, it’s been two and a half years and we’re a third of the way there. Extrapolating that based on when Matias started, Android should be perfect by July 2017. Until then, I can’t wait to see what he’s got up his sleeve. [Android Police]