News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday October 22, 2013.
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Android devices have gotten considerably faster in recent years partially because of processor upgrades, but mainly because of Google's work to optimize the OS since the release of Android 4.1. There's always room for improvement, so Google has acquired a company that should make Android even more optimized and have better performance.
Google has acquired FlexyCore, a French company that built the Android app performance enhancement tool Droidbooster. L'Expansion reports that Google paid EU 16.9 million (US $23.26 million) for the company, and Google has since confirmed the purchase by releasing the following statement to GigaOM:
"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."
FlexyCore has worked with developers to optimize apps, so it's expertise is in the field of making apps access content and data by optimizing its code. FlexyCore's employees, who now work under the Google umbrella, could apply that knowledge to create better overall performance in Android. Google introduced a more efficient and better performing system when it debuted Android 4.1, and each subsequent launch has built on those enhancements. It's likely that FlexyCore's acquisition is related to making Android 4.4 and future updates enable even better performance.source: L'Expansion, via: GigaOM
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