Google purchases Green Throttle smartphone game controller company

Green Throttle googleGoogle goes on its price toward a home gaming system with a new acquisition.

Rumours of an impending that Google is likely to jump into the home video game console market with a set-top box. Based on Pando Daily, Google has simply snapped up a gaming organisation called “Green Throttle Games”, the trader of a Android gaming controller.

Green Throttle was developed by many more popular players in the modern technology world. The founder of the organisation is Charles Huang, who even co-founded RedOctane ( creator of the Guitar Hero sequence ). The additional 2 key staff members were Matt Crowley and Karl Townsend, each of them long standing Palm employees. Green Throttle mysteriously close down in November of this past year, however judging by the profile of LinkedIn timelines of Crowley and Townsend, the Google acquisition was the purpose of the closure. As per Pando, the offer contains Green Throttle’s employees, but Huang won’t be registering with Google, and he keeps the privileges over the Green Throttle organization.

It’s not sure what exactly Google need with the organization. Green Throttle’s product or service generally boiled down to an Xbox 360 remote control clone together with a game store app. One of the greatest popular features of the Green Throttle remote control and app was that anyone can connect nearly 4 controllers automatically to a tablet or smart phone. While the Bluetooth spec accepted for a connection to approximately 8 devices at a time, Android can generally only connect with 1 Bluetooth device for each type.

Townsend now lists his standing as “Hardware Guy” at Google on LinkedIn, and also Crowley is programmed as a “Product Guy.” Commonly a vague post name at Google means you’re developing a secret project, so both of these as well as other Green Throttle staffs could be developing a Google set-top box. Our present preferable guess is that we’ll know far more regarding the Google Game system at Google I/O 2014, which begins June 25.


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