April 17, 2015
Cyanogen has a powerful new partner to help it in its bid to customize the Android platform: Microsoft.
The announcement, made Thursday by the two companies, confirmed the suspicions of many that such a partnership was in the works.
Microsoft’s apps and services, which includes productivity, messaging, utilities, and cloud-based services will be integrated and distributed by Cyanogen.
“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,” Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster, said in a press release. “This exciting partnership with Microsoft will enable us to bring new kinds of integrated services to mobile users in markets around the world.”
The distribution deal includes Bing services, Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook and Microsoft Office.
“We aspire to have our tools within arm’s reach of everyone, to empower them in all aspects of their lives. This partnership represents another important step towards that ambition,” Microsoft executive vice-president Peggy Johnson said.
“We’ll 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.”
Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.