Cyanogen and Microsoft have just announced a partnership to provide Microsoft applications natively in the OS Cyanogen.
“We aim to put our tools in the hands of all. This partnership represents another important step towards this goal, “said Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of Microsoft Corp. And this partnership with Cyanogen is that the Redmond giant has happened. Indeed, Cyanogen Inc. and Microsoft come to formalize a partnership that aims to integrate the popular Microsoft services in the Cyanogen OS.
So Cyanogen will integrate and distribute Microsoft applications and services in various categories: productivity, courier, utilities, and services based on the cloud. As part of this collaboration, Microsoft will place natively applications such as Bing, Skype, onedrive, OneNote, Outlook, or Microsoft Office (Office 365) in Cyanogen OS. A move that follows also pre-installing some applications from Microsoft in Android devices, like Skype, and OneNote onedrive in the latest Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
This partnership therefore confirm recent rumors that the giant Seattle did not want to invest in Cyanogen, while rumors claimed otherwise, but just be a great partner. So a few days later, we finally raised the possibility of a commercial and non-financial agreement between the two protagonists.