Google acquires BumpTop, 3D Chrome OS/Android Tablet

Google has acquired BumpTop, an application that turns your Mac and Windows Desktop into Rich 3D experience.

3D desktops can add a lot of utility to your multitasking. We’ve seen how we can get a 3D desktop on Ubuntu, Bumptop adds the third dimension to both Windows and Mac to make it look like a “Real world desktop”. You can create visual “piles” of files or stick notes to the wall, size design, layout everything is there after fully customizable. In addition, there’s also a cool search feature that’s invoked simply by typing.

Watch the video, Experience speaks for itself:

But wait a minute, What’s Google going to do with BumpTop?

Google hasn’t said anything about the deal yet. The most likely area seems to be its upcoming Chrome OS or even Android operating system for smartphones and more evidently the upcoming Chrome OS/Android Tablet PC.

BumpTop can give facelift to Android/Chrome OS’s interface giving it a step ahead of Apple’s iPad and iPhone.

BumpTop raised $1.65 million in funding.  The acquisition price was probably between $35 and $40 million, confirmed figure is still unavailable.

Ironically, BumpTop was also part of Microsoft’s BizSpark program, which offers free software and mentoring to startups.

[via BumpTop]

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