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I had to do a double take to make sure it wasn't Eric Schmidt talking. The interview is pretty mediocre and feels scripted and robotic otherwise, but just watch what he says around 1:50.

It's now officially my #1 favorite Matias Duarte quote.

Update: Looks like the CNNInternational's YouTube video is not available in the U.S. of all places (I did not notice this as I was posting from Barcelona). Here's the version you can view: CNN, or try the 2nd embed below from another channel that happened to mirror it.

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Artem Russakovskii
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  • Andrew

    Rats... "The uploader has not made this video available in your country" [trying to view from the USA]

    • http://k3rnel.net Juan Rodriguez

      Now you know how we feel every time we try to watch one of them stupid videos on Hulu, Netflix or Youtube :P

      • Abhisshack D

        Hahahahahaahha Amen Bro :D

  • Sven Enterlein

    That is one ugly shirt.

    • John

      that probably cost a shi tload of money ;)

      • QwietStorm

        Then I'm glad I'm not rich.

    • Pierre Gardin

      Oh,

      • http://twitter.com/RaspberryDuff Matt

        Clearly he just steals them from James May's wardrobe.

  • http://twitter.com/jooyounghong Jooyoung Hong

    The uploader has not made this video available in your country.
    ?? no love for US?

  • Fernando

    Vídeo off for my country

  • CuriousCursor

    More like a totally different "massage". :D

  • adi19956

    This guy is one of the best things to happen to Android and he's also a legend

  • Chris Bossardet

    Not available in the US, apparently...

  • tstarboy

    "The uploader has not made this video available in your country."

    I'm in the US, any reason for this?

  • nwaves

    The uploader has not made this video available in your country (US). :(

  • Sorian
  • Will Larson

    You guys who care about viewing the video should try finding a US based proxy server. Should be a simple remedy, I think?

  • http://ignaciozippy.com/ Ignacio Zippy

    Video not available in my country. Ironic thing is Matias Duarte was born in my country.

  • fixxmyhead

    whats up with matias and those ugly weird ass shirts he wears?

    • http://www.AndroidAllies.com/ Max M.

      Those shirts are the bees knees.

    • Omar O’Hara

      He lost a bet.

      • fixxmyhead

        so he loses bets all the time?

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          The bet was to wear that shirt for the rest of his life.

    • Bob G

      You say ugly weird, designers say fashion forward.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    We just updated with a few mirrors that should work in U.S.

    • Dan

      mirror fail. No available in the US.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Works fine in the U.S.

  • http://www.theandroidsite.com benmarvin

    /r/androidcirclejerk is jizzing over that quote

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      They fucking better.

  • HellG

    what kind of potato did they take this video with

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      That's CNN for you. It is mind boggling that they record all their videos online like that and have for years.

      • http://twitter.com/RaspberryDuff Matt

        Yeah CNN treats aspect ratio like my grandpa does: as long as it fills the screen.

        • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

          Yeah, my parents do that to the TV and I HATE it. My mom keeps saying "but I don't like those awful black bars! Get rid of them!" And then everything feels weird, sometimes they even lose the sides of the videos...

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Tell them to get HD service.

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    At least buy me a drink first.

  • JonJJon

    Maybe try Hola Unblocker extension for Chrome and see if that works

    edit; ah just realised the page was updated with another video, good stuff

  • monoik

    I'd guess he'd gladly stroke her. That's a totally different massage.

  • http://twitter.com/thezymo zymo

    Why do you think Google implemented onscreen navigations buttons on Android? It is an intermediate step to an entirely gesture based OS.

  • live2ski

    better secure the rights to Billy Squier's 'The Stroke'.

  • Zebelious

    I've been strocking Matias Duarte's sense of fashion for sometime with no positive results. Image is everything, right?

  • Guillermo P

    Jokes aside, my english is failing me... What the hell did he mean?

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      I think he means that gestures are better than simply tapping buttons on a screen, like swiping is more natural than pressing.

  • bse88

    That jiggle of her tells me that she wants the D (from Duarte).

  • Kenny O

    Cue Michael Scott......."That's what she said"

  • Michael Lee

    You should be able to "Stroke" people on Google+. It'd be like a Facebook "Poke", but better! It'd be a totally different message!

  • Shramaenaria

    What is this guy saying that hasn't been built already. The iPhone had stroking when he was struggling at Helio. There is nothing that Android has done lately except learn some basic grid geometry and fixed some really bad usability issues. The rest of the nonsense is crap Hollywood invented, so he needs to stop acting like a radically good UX person and admit he is just slinging around cliches like "delight". Virtual reality sounds like hell if he's implementing it

  • Shramaenaria

    Great design starts with clothing...