Google buys Android optimizer FlexyCore for $23 million

The company provided applications to manufacturers, carriers, and consumers to improve Android performance.

Google has acquired a France-based startup that aims at improving Android's functionality.

French publication L'Expansion reported on Tuesday that Google paid 16.9 million euros ($23.1 million) to acquire FlexyCore. The startup's app DroidBooster, has since been removed from the Google Play store, likely as part of the search giant's buy.

FlexyCore was founded five years ago as a tool to optimize Android's performance for carriers and manufacturers. DroidBooster was designed for consumers who wanted to improve Android's functionality.

Google confirmed the news on Tuesday, telling GigaOm that the FlexyCore team will be "a great fit" with its own Android team.

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