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Google’s $35M acquisition of BumpTop may innovate Android

BumpTop acquired

Earlier this year, we wrote about BumpTop, a 3D desktop that allows users to organize in a third dimension and interact with social networks in a unique way. It is meant to mimic a real desktop rather than the traditional flat non-stacking icons we’ve become accustomed to.

Today, BumpTop announced they have been acquired by Google and according to IntoMobile, “it may be added in to future Android or Chrome tablet devices – with dashes of multi-touch goodness added throughout the UI. The implications here are intriguing, to say the least.”

The BoyGeniusReport reflects IntoMobile’s sentiment, adding, “of course, there’s the fantastic multitouch implementation BumpTop has integrated into their UI and it’s pretty impressive.”

In a letter to paid account holders of BumpTop, they are thanked for their purchase, noting their product will no longer be available for sale, nor will updates be made. BumpTop assures Pro users that their current version will run indefinitely but offers all users a refund if they choose to partake.

Impact on real estate

Recently, we polled AG readers to see what cell phones readers are using and a surprising number are moving toward Android. Perhaps innovation like a third dimension will bring more real estate professionals to the Andriod as they realize they are no longer married to the Palm Treo or other MLS-dependent phones.

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Tara Steele is the News Director at The American Genius, covering entrepreneur, real estate, technology news and everything in between. If you'd like to reach Tara with a question, comment, press release or hot news tip, simply click the link below.



  1. Doug Francis

    May 4, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    These droid phones do so much cool stuff… who needs a lap top anymore?

  2. Nick Nymark

    July 30, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Looks interesting. I would be curious to at least try it out.

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