Google Buys Bumptop for Flashy Desktops

Google has just added a new group of UI specialists to its roster of talent.

The makers of Bumptop, the desktop-transforming software for both Windows and Mac, posted a notice on its website that it has been acquired by Google.

Google's purchase puts an end to the sale of Bumptop software, though fans can still download it for free for the next week. Owners of Bumptop Pro will still be supported, though long-term plans are unknown.

Check out Bumptop in action here on a multitouch setup:

Bumptop Touch

Could this be a sign of where Android and Chrome OS could be headed?

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  • cryogenic
    This is the kind of natural interface that could finally make my mom to clean her desktop. Her PC's desktop is far more messy than my room was when I was a child.

    I'll still be a mouse and keyboard user for a long time, but I can clearly see how this type of interfaces can help allot of people for witch computers are (still) not intuitive.
  • requiemsallure
    makes me kinda claustrophobic. i would probably like it though.
  • Kelavarus
    Got an HIS card with this on the CD. Tried it out. I didn't like it at all. Others might find it nice though.