Oct 22 AT 11:57 AM Dima Aryeh 17 Comments

Google buys FlexyCore, creator of DroidBooster optimization app

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FlexyCore has been around for five whole years so far, creating an app called DroidBooster dedicated to making your Android phone run faster without draining your battery. Now suddenly, DroidBooster is gone from the Play Store. That’s because Google has purchased the company in full for $23.1 million and has integrated the team into its own Android team.

What’s the biggest problem about Android? I believe it’s optimization. Companies throw powerful quad cores and more RAM at devices hoping they’ll stop lagging, but it’s so much more software than hardware–as Project Butter has proven. And while Android is very smooth on this high-end hardware, more optimizations can always be made. Google will be using the FlexyCore team to that end.

This acquisition process started over a year ago and was finalized earlier this month. The team has probably been long at work on the next version of Android, integrating their optimization expertise into the system level of our favorite mobile operating system. If it makes Android run smoother on older and weaker hardware, we’ll all be happy.

Does this kind of change excite you? Are you looking forward to possibly smoother performance in Android 4.4 KitKat? Or is Android smooth enough? Leave your opinion in the form of a comment!

Via: Engadget

Source: L'Express (translated)

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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