The new version of Cyanogen will feature a deeply integrated version of Cortana, Microsoft’s Intelligent voice-assistant.
In an interview with International Business Times, the company’s CEO, McMaster expressed that Cortana is superior to Google Now and Siri and that Cyanogen is closely working with Microsoft to integrate Cortana into their Operating System.
According to McMaster, Siri powers native apps like Apple Music, but doesn’t support applications outside the Apple ecosystem. “Integration of Microsoft’s Cortana into Cyanogen will enable natural language to power Spotify and other services,” he added.
“Natural language coupled with intelligence is very important but as an application it doesn’t really work because you need to be embedded into the framework of the OS because that is where you get all the signal from the services that makes that intelligence smarter,” said McMaster.
The announcement was made after Microsoft and Cyanogen struck a mutual deal in April.