Google acquires United Kingdom startup with speaker-less audio & sound-based haptics tech

Google acquires United Kingdom startup with speaker-less audio & sound-based haptics tech

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

Google has yet to comment on a purchase price, or any other aspect of the acquisition.

"Our technology enables smartphone manufacturers to reclaim valuable space within phones, which could be filled by a bigger battery", Redux Chief Executive Nedko Ivanov said at the time. The company had 178 granted patents, according to its LinkedIn page.

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The Bloomberg report says that the shares were transferred to Google on December 13.

While no one was paying attention at the end of 2017, Google swooped in and purchased a company in the United Kingdom called Redux that has a couple of pretty unique ideas around display panels.

Redux developed a number of technologies involving sound and touch in mobile devices, but never placed them in any major consumer products. It's speculative, but it could be that Google plans on heating things up in the continued 2018 bezel race with some in-screen speakers on the next Pixel (s), or maybe it plans on using the company's improved haptics for a Taptic-like experience. It had raised $5 million in Series B funding from Arie Capital on March 22nd, 2017.

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So far, Redux has only been able to integrate its technologies inside PCs and some infotainment systems for vehicles, but none have made its way to commercially available mobile devices yet.

Google quietly purchased a United Kingdom firm called Redux sometime past year. Its main Google division started selling its own smartphones in 2016, so new engineering talent from Redux may help the company develop handsets with better sound.

As for what Google could do with Redux, the search giant may build smartphones that eschew speakers.

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