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Google buys Finnish 3D Graphics firm DrawElements


Google, the internet search behemoth, has bought Finnish firm DrawElements, the makers of the graphic test used by device producers to make their software compatible with the Android operating system.

The search engine giant confirmed the deal on its website. Google bought DrawElemtents so as to improve the mobile Android software and to instill something new in the company.

As the fresh talents in the company, DrawElements will boost Google’s business. The DrawElements team, together with its technology, is intended to enhance the products of Android by means of a program used by the developers.

“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,” expressed DrawElements.


No word has been said by either Google or DrawElements as to how much the financial terms cost their agreement. However, the deal was pegged to be worth $10 million.

Based in Helsinki, Finland, DrawElements is the creator of the technology used by developers to test different GPUs in a variety of mobile devices.

“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,” emphasized the Finnish firm.

dEQP, the startup’s most valuable product, is used as a quality tool by developers, and a manual for the features of a range of devices. The said toolkit is also used to measure stability, accuracy, and precision of OpenGL ES and OpenCL GPUs.

Mobile manufacturers are also known for using the dEQP to make sure that their 3D implementations are properly placed. Through DrawElement’s dEQP, Google is on its way to the hardware market.

DrawElements is the latest firm Google obtained so far this year. Among others, the satellite company Sky Imaging was bought for $500 million and the Nest Labs, thermostat maker, for $3.2 billion.

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