Google has acquired Sparrow, a company that makes a popular email client for Mac and iOS. Details on the acquisition are pretty light at this moment, but it seems that Google will use Sparrow’s talents to make a better Gmail app for smartphones, tablets, and Mac. This means that Sparrow will likely be helping Google create a more worthwhile Gmail client for Android, so this is something to keep an eye on. Neither Google nor Sparrow have revealed how much Google paid in the acquisition deal.
In a statement today, Sparrow said that it will be joining the Gmail team to “accomplish a bigger vision.”
“We care a lot about how people communicate, and we did our best to provide you with the most intuitive and pleasurable mailing experience,” the company said. “Now we’re joining the Gmail team to accomplish a bigger vision — one that we think we can better achieve with Google.”
Sparrow’s work with Google appears to ramping up pretty quickly here, as Sparrow says that while it will continue to offer its current apps and provide support to its users, it won’t be adding any new features to its existing products. As stated above, it’s difficult to tell what Sparrow will be doing on the Gmail team, but you can bet that it won’t be long before Google reveals its plans.
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