Google acquired FlexyCore and it is meant to make Android OS faster than ever. Android 4.4 KitKat will limit hardware requirements to support older devices once pushed. Is FlexyCore going to support Android 4.4 and Android 5.0 soon?
Android's Next Move for Faster System
FlexyCore developed the technology which made Android OS faster and it is now under Google management. According to L'Express, Google purchased FlexyCore for €16.9 million or $23.1 million. Back in September 2012, Google and FlexyCore commenced the acquisition process and it will optimise software building of Android device in terms of performance.
"The FlexyCore team has strong expertise in building software to optimise Android device performance and we think they'd be a great fit with our team," short statement from David Meyer of GigaOM, quoted by Android Authority.
How Does FlexyCore Boosts Android OS?
FlexyCore was established in 2008 and its DroidBooster technology has been claimed to improve Android OS performance among its devices several times.
"DroidBooster's principle relies on improving the performance of an Android handset at build-time by generating highly optimised ARM binary from Dalvik code. DroidBooster can be applied to any ARM based platform, any smartphone range - high/mid/low - and is compatible with any Android system," product description from ARM official Web site.
In addition, DroidBooster enables Android device manufacturers to add new Android features or even extend current ones by delivering high-end performance to low-end devices.
DroidBooster also support Android OS to break into the greater mass market by enabling more manufacturers to utilise the technology. Moreover, DroidBooster significantly reduces power consumption among Android devices which is currently a primary concern of owners around the world.
Android 4.4 with FlexyCore
Google may have already included DroidBooster technology or something new from FlexyCore as reports indicate that Android 4.4 KitKat will support older devices. Due to the fragmentation issues of Android OS, many users are concerned if any latest features or firmware support will keep their devices at best and optimal performance.
Android 4.2 and 4.3 Jelly Bean versions are unable to support many older devices due to hardware requirements such as processor and RAM but 4.4 version may only need 512 MB of RAM to run.
"The coming version of Android is supposed to remedy the issue, said people familiar with the matter and also help mobile app developers focus on optimising their apps for fewer versions of the software," according to Google, quoted by Android Authority.
Since Android 4.4 KitKat is still unreleased, no confirmation yet on how Google will make it work on older devices but some evidences rumouring around point out segmentation of the new OS version through Google services such as Hangouts to be an optional SMS/MMS client.
Android 4.4 KitKat will run the upcoming Nexus 5 set to be launched before November 2013.
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