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Microsoft and Cyanogen team up to take on Google

Long-running rumors swirling around a possible partnership between Microsoft and Cyanogen have come to a head, as the tech giant and the Android upstart have announced that they will be working together to bring Microsoft apps to the operating system.

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The partnership, announced by Cyanogen, will revolve around creating native Microsoft apps for Cyanogen OS.The services that Microsoft will be delivering include Bing, Skype, OneDrive, NoeNote, Outlook, and Microsoft Office.

“This exciting partnership with Microsoft will enable us to bring new kinds of integrated services to mobile users in markets around the world,” said Kirt McMaster, CEO of Cyanogen. Microsoft Executive Vice President Peggy Johnson said Microsoft will “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.”

Are you excited about this new partnership?

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