Google acquires 3D Desktop maker BumpTop

BumpTop, the 3D desktop software maker, has announced that it has been acquired by Google, with the terms of the deal being kept private.

BumpTop transforms your conventional PC desktop into a three-dimensional one, where you can more intuitively arrange files, folders, and media on the space in a feel that is more natural like a real desktop space.

Google today only confirmed the acquisition but said it would not disclose other information at this point in time, other than the fact that the core team at BumpTop would now be working at Google.

According to a blog post on the BumpTop website, the software will only be available for one more week for new users to try it out. The company says the product will subsequently no longer be available and that no future updates are planned.

Google has not disclosed how it could use the product, but intuitively, it seems it could be included in a future release of the company’s Android OS for netbooks and perhaps a smaller version of the 3D software for Android powered smartphones.


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