Search engine giant Google has acquired a French startup FlexiCore, which is known for its Android device performance boosting app DroidBooster.
The development was first reported by a French Publication L’Expansion which quotes the deal size to be around USD 23 Mn. Google has confirmed regarding the acquisition stating “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.” But has however left the deal size undisclosed.
Google had begun holding talks with FlexyCore back in September 2012 and deal was completed earlier this month. FlexiCore team has already been integrated into Google’s Android team.
FlexiCore’s DroidBooster app which has already been removed from the Google Play Store, provides slower and older smart phones more power and much-needed acceleration. As per the company it could enhance the performance of “any Android embedded code” and make it “ten times faster”.
FlexiCore is a five year old startup and is backed by French incubator Emergys, with EUR 1.5 Mn in total funding being raised till now.
As said by various publications, this move comes in line with Google’s drive to have the OS work better on the low-end phones, a characteristic which is said to be a part its upcoming Android KitKat 4.4 version.
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