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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  • Jonathan

    Sounds like Droidbooster actually worked, and now you can’t download it.

    • LukeT32

      No reason to download it if your phone is actually updated from the manufacturer. Sounds like it will be included in 4.4

      • Jonathan

        That is exactly the point, it won’t be updated for quite sometime. So…by pulling the app from the market I won’t get access to these enhancements.

        • theviper21

          Get a Nexus :)

        • Rox

          Simply download the APK

        • Guy

          It was never in the market.

  • Kevin Vesga

    If these improvements will only be in Android 4.4 then previous users are kind of left out in the cold.

  • Steve Barry

    “Are you looking forward to possibly smoother performance in Android 4.4 KitKat? Or is Android smooth enough?”

    Is Android smooth enough? You better believe it. It’s usually the bloatware different OEMs put on there to try and differentiate themselves which is what slows Android down. Problem is, this probably won’t change that unless Samsung, HTC, etc all start utilizing it as well, or Google finds a way to have them make it work.

  • aranea

    Android is getting better everyday. That’s what we want to see.

  • Nathan D.

    Any extra optimization and improvement is always welcome.

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  • Bart

    It would be helpful if Google continued listing the app in the Play Store with a note that it is now owned by Google & what the plans are for it (if it can’t be downloaded at the moment). I ran across a similar issue this week when I upgraded from Note2 to Note3. I tried to find QuickOffice to reinstall but had forgot the app name and that they were acquired by Google. I couldn’t find it when I searched for “office” apps. Finally remembered and found it.

  • srajitsingh

    So we finally get to know that this app really works but now not available on android

  • srajitsingh

    So we finally get to know that this app really works but now not available on play store

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  • Mohit

    Definitely, would love see and feel the fluidness of Android on my Note N7000. :)

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