Google has acquired Sparrow, the company behind the popular iOS and OS X email client, reports “TechCrunch” ( Sparrow CEO will be joining Google’s Gmail team “to accomplish a bigger vision — one that we think we can better achieve with Google.”

Sparrow says its applications will continue to be available for the time being. However, “TechCrunch” says that, according to an email the company sent to its users, there won’t see any updates to the apps anytime soon.