The Dialer App On CyanogenOS Will Soon Feature Truecaller Integration

Cyanogen has announced its partnership with Truecaller to bring the app’s caller ID and blocking services to its own native dialer app.
Cyanogen Truecaller Dialer App
The company’s move is directed at moving away from reliance on Google’s services, at the same time helping Truecaller diversify in the wake of competition from Facebook.
Cyanogen has said it will roll out the integrated dialer app along with new versions of Cyanogen OS, while OnePlus and YUREKA users will receive it via OTA update.
Moreover, if users aren’t comfortable with giving away personal information to Truecaller, they can always opt out by uninstalling the app and looking elsewhere.
While Cyanogen is engaged in building a truly open version of Android, Facebook’s new Hello app does much the same thing as Truecaller.
Hello, which was built by the Messenger team, taps into people’s Facebook profiles in order to show the information they’ve made public about themselves.
With 1.5bn+ people on Facebook today, the company has a massive advantage when it comes to building a database of callers, a real scare for Trucaller.
By integrating itself with other services such as the Cyanogen dialer, Truecaller could effectively turn itself into a platform in order to drive revenues.

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