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October 22, 2013

Google Acquires French Company FlexyCore, Android to become Even More Buttery

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When Google released Project Butter little did we know the significance that Google were placing on it.  Giant strides that Google have made in smoothing out Android performance , apparently though, it’s not yet satisfied. According to French publication L’Express, Google has just acquired French firm FlexyCore for €16.9 million (£14.5 million).

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FlexyCore made its name with software like DroidBooster, which improves the speed of apps running Android without increasing battery drain. A Google spokesman in France said that the business is already integrated with its Android teams, and confirmed that the software will “help optimize the performance of (Android) on mobile devices.” Whether it’ll bear fruit in the soon to be released Android 4.4 KitKat remains to be seen — but given Google’s promise that the new OS will make even low-spec phones sing, we wouldn’t be surprised.

VIA: GigaOm

 

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini