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


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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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7 Comments

  1. April 16, 2015

    Cyanogen is really starting to get interesting

    • Ronnie Katsie
      April 16, 2015

      by devorcing her husband and marry neighbour?

    • Joe mont
      April 16, 2015

      Everything Microsoft touches other than Windows on the desktop turns to ashes, they’ve ridden the monopoly position too long to develop anything worthwhile.

      Do I want a semi-working Office on my phone when they can barely retain compatibility between different versions on the desktop? Do I want a bunch of services that shoehorn me into paying Microsoft and using their crappy search engine?

  2. Ramesh
    April 16, 2015

    Cyanogen is doing the wrong thing.

  3. saor
    April 16, 2015

    All two phones it runs on!

  4. MaxPower
    April 16, 2015

    Déjà vu.
    When opensource meets $$$
    😀

  5. geronimonster
    April 16, 2015

    This could be good news. Microsoft will provide funds for CyanogenMod development, while custom ROM users can happily leave out the bloatware and benefit from extra stability and compatibility.
    My only concern is how google will react in further closing off android.