Cyanogen Android OS to get Microsoft Office, OneNote, Skype and more

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Tech giant Microsoft has teamed up with open source mobile OS developer Cyanogen to integrate its apps and services into the Android-based OS.

The deal will see Microsoft apps and services like Microsoft Office, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive, Skype and Bing services coming natively to Cyanogen OS, which is due out later this year. As part of this collaboration, Microsoft will create “native integrations” of its apps and services for the Cyanogen OS.

“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.”

“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.”

Recently, Cyanogen made it to the headlines after confirming a hefty $80 million funding round in March.