According to the CEO of Cyanogen Inc., Cortana, the voice assistant Microsft will be integrated in the near future to Cyanogen OS. It should also be integrated profound way, ie to access system settings and in some applications.
The honeymoon between Cyanogen Inc and Microsoft does not seem close to being completed. In an interview to the site International Business Times, the CEO of Cyanogen Inc., Kirt McMaster, gave new information on the partnership signed between his company and Microsoft.
With his usual verve, Kirt McMaster explains the importance of its OS and the importance of thinking have in the future. Especially, Kirt McMaster explains that Cortana will soon be integrated with Cyanogen OS. One can read on the US site: “McMaster reveals that Cyanogen is currently working with Microsoft to deeply integrate Cortana in the next version of Cyanogen OS. According to him, this is the key to catapult Cyanogen on the mass market: Cortana is now available as an application on Android, but there is a difference, it must be able to integrate directly at the OS so that its potential is fully revealed. ”
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Kirt McMaster does not specify when this will be released “next version” or if it will even host the Google Apps (currently available for download separately, however). The reconciliation between Cyanogen Inc and Microsoft is certainly not new. Since last April, the two companies are bound by a commercial partnership which was, according to Cyanogen, never lead to preinstall Microsoft applications. This will not be the case for Cortana.
The CEO of Cyanogen Inc said in the interview to International Business Times that he now sees Cyanogen OS as a future competitor to iOS and Android, and not simply as a fork of Android. Kirt McMaster for there is no doubt that Cyanogen OS could break the duopoly held by the two current giants of mobility and its partnership with Microsoft is a way to get there, especially, he says, after the failure Windows Phone. For Microsoft, support Cyanogen would be another way of trying to break into the mobility market by supporting a different OS, while garnering much lower cost. In the end, the two companies are winning.