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Google acquired speaker tech startup past year

Google acquired speaker tech startup past year”

According to Bloomberg, the worldwide tech firm quietly acquired the Cambridge-based startup, whose proprietary technology creates surfaces which transform phone displays into speakers.

Redux was founded in 2013 and is focused on turning mobile screens into speakers using vibration.

Google declined to comment on the price and details of the deal. This also opens up the possibility of placing even more components in future devices, like larger battery.

The startup held 178 patents, according to the company's LinkedIn page, almost all relating to using the surfaces of smartphones, tablets, and other devices into audio amplifiers.

Social media promotion of the company through its own accounts ended in April 2017 while financial accounts for NVF Tech - the name under which Redux is registered - show Google employees were made directors in July, while employees of Redux and its investor Arie Capital were removed. "When it comes to mobile phones, we are not only saving valuable real estate and creating a waterproof housing, we are eliminating the need for additional speaker holes and most importantly, improving the audio quality".

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On Wednesday night, a report revealed on Bloomberg quietly that Google acquisition of "Redux" could have major implications down the road.

"Redux has developed breakthrough technology which transforms the user experience by bringing surfaces to life with Sound and Touch", it said in an "about us" section of the company. Maybe the Pixel 3 will feature a new haptic system. The Pixel 2 in particular had very thick bezels that's very much the same size as its predecessor.

Apple's Taptic Engine has not been recreated in a mainstream Android phone so far, but this technology could be Google's key to doing exactly this.

Google quietly acquired a United Kingdom tech startup without anyone noticing - until now that is.



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