Google’s acquires FlexyCore to make Android faster


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FlexyCore, a company that developed technology to make Android faster, is now a part of Google.

French publication L’Express reported today that Google acquired FlexyCore for €16.9 million, the equivalent of $23.1 million. The acquisition process reportedly commenced back in September 2012 and ended at the beginning of this month. Google hasn’t commented on the details of the acquisition but acknowledged it in a brief statement to GigaOM’s David Meyer:

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 Established in 2008, FlexyCore’s main product was DroidBooster, a technology that the company claimed improved the performance of Android devices by several times.

There’s a chance Google acquired FlexyCore mostly for the engineering talent, in a so-called “acquihire”. But it’s also possible that FlexyCore’s DroidBooster technology will be (or has already been) integrated into Android, contributing to smoother performance even on less capable hardware.


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