Google acquired smartphone controller company Green Throttle

Posted Mar 12, 2014

Google has acquired Green Throttle, a company that is known for building Android smartphone controllers, according to Pando Daily.

The acquisition comes on the heels of rumors of Google working on a gaming console through a set-top box. Green Throttle was founded by Charles Huang, who is also known for co-founding RedOctane (known for Guitar Hero).

Matt Crowley and Karl Townsend were both employees at Palm. Green Throttle was shut down in November and the reason is likely because the acquisition was happening around then.

Green Throttle’s staff are joining Google, except for Huang. Huang retained the rights of the Green Throttle business. Four controllers can be connected simultaneously through smartphones and tablets.

[Source: Pando]