Word on the street lately is that a lot of companies are interested in a possible partnership with the Cyanogen team. They are well known for the CyanogenMod custom ROM, which is based on the Android operating system, but can be customized in various ways. However, the team is perhaps even more famous for their work on the software that’s running on the highly sought after OnePlus One smartphone. It seems that all their work has finally payed off because Cyanogen managed to catch the attention of tech giants such as Microsoft, Amazon, Samsung and Yahoo according to a source close to the matter.
While all these companies seem interested in the team, it appear that Microsoft is actually considering a partnership or acquisition. CEO Satya Nadella is said to have already discussed the matter with Cyanogen, but a deal has not been announced so maybe the two sides haven’t reached an agreement as of yet. It’s also possible that the team might be waiting for offers from the other companies before making a decision. In any case, we’re not sure about the reliability of the source who leaked this information so we advise you to take this with a grain of salt for the moment. Cyanogen certainly did a good job until now so it’s not strange that these companies would be interested in them. However, Microsoft’s interest in partnering or purchasing this Android software developer does seem a little peculiar given that they already purchased Nokia’s mobile division and decided to end their Android ambitions. On the other hand, the tech giant might only be looking at Cyanogen’s talent and not the CyanogenMod software.
Microsoft is interested now more than ever in Windows Phone and it’s rumored that we’re going to see another handset running on this operating system at the IFA Trade Show. The Lumia 830 is said to be the first handset to feature the Microsoft Mobile branding and we expect it to be officially announced at the Berlin event.