Commercial versions of the Cyanogen OS will come with Microsoft services in the future


Cyanogen OS, the commercial flavour of a custom Android build that started off as CyanogenMod, is now quite a big deal. Not only is CyanogenMod Inc. a proper legit company now, but it is also starting to threaten Google’s dominance over Android.

A little under a week back, the folks at Cyanogen announced that they would be ditching the built-in email app on Android for one of their own. The email app would be built by Boxer, a company already well-known for its email client. The version that Cyanogen and Boxer put together for Cyanogen OS will be called Cyanogen Email.

Today, the ‘rebel Android’ company announced that it would be working with Microsoft to embed the company’s services — including Bing, OneDrive, OneNote, Skype, Outlook and MS Office — into future versions of Android. It was believed earlier that Microsoft would be a major stakeholder in Cyanogen Inc., but it appears now that the input will be in the form of software and not capital.

Unfortunately, no sharp time frame was provided.

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