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Google has acquired the team behind Android emulator LeapDroid

Google has purchased the team behind LeapDroid, a PC Android emulator first released to the public in June, announcing that the developers are joining the Mountain View, California-based company.

As a result of this move, LeapDroid is unfortunately no longer in development. It’s unclear if Google has plans to launch its own take on PC-based Android emulation, but given the popularity of other Android emulation programs like Bluestacks, it’s possible this could be the case.

In an announcement revealing the acquisition, Huan Ren and Huihon Luo, the co-founders of LeapDroid said, “While it’s too soon to comment on specific plans, we look forward to working with our new colleagues at Google to continue pushing the frontier of technology.”

It’s important to point out that Google hasn’t actually purchased LeapDroid and instead has hired the team behind its software. Those who already have LeapDroid installed on their PC will continue to be able to use the program, it’s just not going to receive any future updates.

Source: LeapDroid Via: Engadget

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