Bumptop, a 3D desktop manager that's been implemented in Windows 7 and OS X, has just been bought out by the Google. Bumptop was a ridiculously slick experience that beautifies and changes the way you use your desktop. It was intended for touch-based devices such as tablets and offered users a 3D-space to store their files. We're not sure what Google has planned for Bumptop but if they decided to use it in future Android phones or ChromeOS tablets, we would be very happy. If Google just wanted to outbid Apple on another purchase, well, we would not be so happy.

If you want to get to know Bumptop before the plug gets proverbially pulled, the app will still be available for download for the next week, free of charge. Check out the video after the jump to see how Bumptop works, and see if it can translate to the Android (or ChromeOS) platform. What do you guys think? [via engadget


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We'd tell you why Google bought BumpTop if we knew why


At first I figured it was just for Chrome OS, or maybe Android on Larger Tablets (which really makes Chrome OS pointless).

BUT, after I was using the Gallery app on my Droid (2.1), it started to make sense how Bumptop could work on Android. If Google can use BumpTop to turn the ENTIRE Android interface into something similar to the Gallery Apps interface, then Android will have a killer interface that's really leaps and bounds above any other platform out there. At the same time, I'm sure to run that sort of interface, Google would have to set some higher minimum Hardware specs and whatnot. Maybe we'll see a Bumptop-ed Android OS for 3.0?

I agree that this would be great for an android tablet but I dont know about using it on a phone. I just think the whole multi-touch thing gets complicated for a device you want to be able to use one handed without much thought. It works for web browsing, viewing pictures, and other things you do with full attention to the phone, but I am not sure I would want my whole phone interface to look like this. It IS amazing though...

I downloaded and installed in on my Vista Desktop machine. Although I do not have a touch screen monitor, the application looks nice and works great.