The Android mod creator – Cynogen has confirmed the recent buzzes of Microsoft and Cyanogen partnership.
A slew of Microsoft apps will be preloaded onto Cyanogen devices from now on. Microsoft’s Bing, Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, and
the entire Microsoft Office suite will all come standard on devices that run Cyanogen’s OS.
“People around the world use Cyanogen’s operating system and popular Microsoft services to engage with what matters most to them on their mobile devices,” said Kirt McMaster, CEO of Cyanogen Inc. “This exciting partnership with Microsoft will enable us to bring new kinds of integrated services to mobile users in markets around the world.” Microsoft says it will “continue to deliver world-class experiences across productivity and communications on Windows, and we’re delighted that Cyanogen users will soon be able to take advantage of those same powerful services.”
Microsoft’s affiliation with Cyanogen charts a number of similar moves with Android smartphone and tablet makers. After a vicious Android royalties tussle,
Samsung is bundling some Microsoft apps and services with its new Galaxy S6. Dell is also planning to bundle Office and other Microsoft apps on its Android devices.