Yesterday, The Information reported that Amazon.com, Microsoft, Samsung Electronics and Yahoo are among the list of companies that are looking to partner or acquire Cyanogen. Cyanogen develops enhanced open source firmware distribution for smartphones and tablet computers based on the Android open source OS. Most often, it offers features and options not found in the official firmware distributed by vendors of these devices. Recently, companies like Oppo started to support Cyanogen ROMs officially. It is already becoming a full-fledged alternative to Google Android.
It was reported that Cyanogen recently had a sit-down with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. There are many possibilities on Microsoft partnering or acquiring Cyanogen. But I think Microsoft may partner with Cyanogen to have their apps and services pre-installed on their ROMs. For example, Microsoft’s Android apps like OneDrive, OneNote, Skype, Office and other may come pre-installed with Cyanogen ROMs and Bing could become the default search service too. What’s you opinion on the on going discussions between these companies?
Source: The Information