Google Acquires Finnish Startup to Address Smartphone Fragmentation

Google has acquired a Finnish firm specializing in mobile 3D graphics analytics, a move that will help the search giant tailor its software to a variety of hardware smartphone options.

The startup, drawElements, focuses on figuring out how to optimize complex graphics for various pieces of mobile hardware.

"We’re excited to announce that we’re joining Google. Thanks to everyone who has helped us along the way; we’re grateful for your support," the company posted on the front page of its website. "Over the next few months, we’ll be working with our colleagues on the Android team to incorporate some of our technology into the compatibility test suite. Stay tuned!"