Latest in Portable audio

Image credit:

Samsung taps iPod software designer for YP-Z5 interface

0 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

We're always up for a little bit of engineer poaching between device makers, like when Apple nabbed some VAIO guys from Sony for the MacBook Pro. Ah, good times. This time Apple is tasting a bit of their own medicine, since Samsung has scored Paul Mercer to design the YP-Z5. Mr. Mercer, a former Apple employee who helped design System 7 and worked on the Newton project, left Apple in 1994 and designed the original iPod interface as an independent contractor. Samsung tapped him for the YP-Z5, which has transparency effects and other interface niceties to give the nano a run for its money. Now we'll just have to wait and see if Mr. Mercer's work has managed to eclipse his former brilliance -- that screen won't be much help.

[Via Slashdot]

In this article: portable audio, portableaudio
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr