Microsoft has announced a new partnership with the makers of CyanogenMod to help push its services on Android devices. With this new partnership, upcoming versions of Cyanogen’s software will be bundled up with a range of Microsoft apps including Outlook, OneNote, Bing, Office Mobile and Skype. Cyanogen has also confirmed that Microsoft’s apps and services will come with native integration in Cyanogen’s custom Android MOD.
“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,” said Kirt McMaster, CEO of Cyanogen Inc. “This exciting partnership with Microsoft will enable us to bring new kinds of integrated services to mobile users in markets around the world.”
Microsoft has been keen to get its services to Android devices and this recent move might just help with that. Since Google Apps such as Gmail and Maps are not preinstalled with CyanogenMod, this is the perfect entry for Microsoft. This
“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,” said Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President of Microsoft Corp. “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.”
We will keep watching this space to see what happens in the end.