There were lots of rumors going on the web, indicating the on-going partnership between Cyanogen and Microsoft. The partnership was about introducing the applications developed by Microsoft for Android platform to be bundled with the Cyanogen OS, natively.
Now, according to the Verge, who were first to confirm this news, the deal between Cyanogen and Microsoft is ON.
At the moment, every Android smartphone including the one which runs on Cyanogen version, comes bundled with Google applications.
But in a year or so, once the partnership is practically achieved, every Cyanogen OS powered smartphone is going to come with apps like Bing, OneDrive, Outlook, Microsoft Office, OneNote and not to forget our beloved Skype.
No doubt, the number of smartphones running on this unique and much-praised version of Android is going to increase, looking at the strategic planning of the brand.
And, this partnership is definitely going to help Microsoft, in order to bring more users to its applications.
Not to forget, apps like Next Lock Screen, which I’m still using on one of my Android phones, are also going to make their way. Microsoft is trying all it can learn how to make an application popular on Android and then how they can convincingly pull a Google Service user to theirs.
Cyanogen Inc CEO, Kirt McMaster, said, “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. This exciting partnership with Microsoft will enable us to bring new kinds of integrated services to mobile users in markets around the world.”
Just to remind you of such activities of past, Samsung and Dell have also confirmed the incoming of Microsoft Apps in their Android devices.
Galaxy S6 is first to go from Samsung while Dell has yet to announce a device with this integration.