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Google Acquires French Company FlexyCore to Improve Android

by Jacob Kleinman | October 22, 2013October 22, 2013 3:00 pm PST


Google has purchased FlexyCore—a French company that makes apps designed to improve Android—for €16.9 million (or $23.1 million), L’Express reports. Not only is the deal finalized, but the company’s software has already been integrated into Android, with its popular app DroidBooster no longer available in the Play Store.

L’Express notes that the buyout process began about a year ago with the deal being finalized earlier this month. In an official statement, Google confirmed the news, writing, “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.”

It’s unclear exactly how Google has integrated FlexyCore’s software into Android. Thanks to Project Butter—an initiative to refine the OS—Android already runs pretty smoothly, though there’s always room for improvement. It’s also possible Google’s new acquisition will be used to ensure its operating system runs just as smoothly on low-end devices.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...