Google may have brought some smoothness to Android with Project Butter, however a new acquisition has it looking like they are still looking to make some further improvements. According to reports coming from the French-language L’Expansion, Google has acquired the DroidBooster app from FlexyCore. Details point towards this being a €16.9 million ($23.1 million) acquisition.
While Google hasn’t offered anything in terms of the pricing, there was confirmation on the acquisition itself. In a statement provided to GigaOm, Google offered the following;
“The FlexyCore team has strong expertise in building software to optimize Android device performance, and we think they’d be a great fit with our team.”
Otherwise, the deeper plans that Google may have remain a mystery. That does open the door for some speculation, but it seems to be fairly simple at this point. Google looks to have grabbed FlexyCore to bring further improvements to Android. Maybe something along the lines of Project Butter Part 2.
Anyway, while this is all being confirmed and acknowledged now, the deal has actually been in the works for some time. In fact, it looks like this process was all set in motion more than a year ago. And to further that, the deal was said to have been concluded earlier this month. Maybe Android users will see some of the perks when Kit Kat gets an official unveil.
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