Google google buys Android boost with FlexyCore
Google has bought FlexyCore, a company best known for DroidBooster, its Android performance boosting system, reports TechCrunch.
Steve O’Hear writes:
Google has confirmed the purchase, citing FlexyCore’s strong team and “expertise in building software to optimize Android device performance”. In fact, the startup’s team has already been integrated with Google’s Android team, while the acquisition has been a year in the making, having started last September and been concluded earlier this month, apparently. That’s quite a protracted acquisition, even by the slowest of European standards, and especially for what looks in-part like an acqui-hire.
This is what ARM, no less, has said about DroidBooster:
By pushing further the current performance limits of Android handsets, droidBooster enables handset makers to introduce new Android features or extend current ones. By bringing high end performance to low end devices, it provides also opportunities for Android to break into the mass market. Note that droidBooster can also be used to reduce significantly the power consumption of the device to increase its autonomy.
Terms of the deal remain haven’t been released.