Google acquires United Kingdom technology start-up Redux

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Redux shutdown its website after Google's acquisition.

It reported that Redux is able to turn screens into a speakers by vibrating the screen itself using small actuators. This will allow mobile devices to free up space for other components, like batteries.

The Verge tested startup's technology a year ago on a tablet.

Redux isn't the only company looking to transform screens into speakers.

At the time, it said the sound quality was 'decent'.

Redux is also developing technologies that add haptic feedback on mobile displays.

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Chief executive Nedko Ivanov, who left in August according to his LinkedIn profile, said in 2016 that the company hoped to break even by 2018. The tech is somewhat similar to 3D Touch, Apple's force-sensitive display feature on iPhones. Redux has demoed the tech with a custom-built PC monitor. With Google's acquisition, that may change soon.

As for what Google could do with Redux, the search giant may build smartphones that eschew speakers. The reason was simple: in the ongoing fight to make thinner smartphones that pack in more and more tech, space is at a premium. The current Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were criticized by some quarters for not trimming their bezels quite as aggressively as other devices on the market did. It could also improve waterproofing for future phones since it eliminates the need for speaker holes.

At the CES consumer electronics conference in Las Vegas this week, Google is heavily promoting its voice-controlled speakers that compete with Amazon's Echo device.

In the past, the company has demoed its technology on smartphone and tablet displays, and that very well may be Google's core intended use for this exciting technology.

The takeover of the sound specialists could see an influx of new engineering talent for Google that could help the company incorporate better sound systems into its handsets in the future.

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