Cyanogen has revealed that upcoming versions of its forked android OS will ship with Microsoft apps such as Bing, Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook and Microsoft Office pre-installed.
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The news isn’t particularly shocking, as it follows up to rumours of Microsoft purchasing a minority stake in the software maker for the purpose of bundling its apps.
Further, Microsoft says it will create native integrations for its apps to run well on Cyanogen OS, and is in line with the company’s move to get its software on as many platforms as possible.
While Microsoft didn’t take part in Cyanogen’s recent round of fundraising, its speculated that there is infact some sort of monetary exchange to prompt the startup to use the company’s apps.
Further, the move signifies Cyanogen’s plan to take Android further away from Google. Moreover, Microsoft apps have been gaining popular acclaim, especially Office and Outlook, so it’s really sort of a win for all Cyanogen users.

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