Google buys third-party email client Sparrow, looks to improve Gmail

Third-party email client, Sparrow, announced today that they have been “acquired” by Google. It doesn’t take a genius to know that Google is trying to improve Gmail. For those of you who don’t know, the Sparrow team has been providing their email client solely for iOS and MAC devices.

Following the acquisition, Sparrow updated the description of their applications by saying that “there will be no new features released for the Sparrow apps, other than minor maintenance and bug fixes.”

Google is going to work with the folks from Sparrow to improve their Gmail app in other platforms. We sure hope that whatever improvements they’ll come up with will land in Android. Here is their official statement:

We care a lot about how people communicate, and we did our best to provide you with the most intuitive and pleasurable mailing experience.

Now we’re joining the Gmail team to accomplish a bigger vision — one that we think we can better achieve with Google.

We’d like to extend a special thanks to all of our users who have supported us, advised us, given us priceless feedback and allowed us to build a better mail application. While we’ll be working on new things at Google, we will continue to make Sparrow available and provide support for our users.

via Sparrow