Andy Rubin's Essential acquired CloudMagic, Newton's e-mail application vendors, for an undisclosed sum. The news, reported for the first time this morning, have been confirmed by TechCrunch.
An essential spokesperson offered the following openly stated statement: "We are always looking for companies with great technology and talent to accelerate our product roadmap."
What exactly does the roadmap look like, nobody knows . CloudMagic closed its premium e-mail offering in September, leaving about 40,000 paid subscribers. Probably the app will open the way to Essential hardware offers, through the subsequent iteration of your phone or the current MIA home hub.
That same month, Rubin was the subject of a New York Times piece bomb on sexual misconduct during his time at Google. Subsequently, the co-creator of Android has turned to social media to recall the "numerous inaccuracies" and "wild exaggerations".
The acquisition could indicate a new path for the company, which has long denied the rumors it was trying to sell, instead "putting all efforts [del[its] on future products that change the game, which include mobile products and household products. "