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Microsoft Looking To Invest In Cyanogen

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Cyanogen, makers of the software that powers the OnePlus One and the CyanogenMod ROM, may be partnering up with Microsoft.

Microsoft notably has a resentment towards Android, even requiring Android smartphone makers pay Microsoft a license fee for infringing on patents they own.

Cyanogen’s Chief Executive, Kirt McMaster, has said in interviews that Cyanogen is “going to take Android away from Google.” Since both Cyanogen and Microsoft are looking to be separate from Google, it could potentially be a good partnership.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft has reportedly invested about $70 million into Cyanogen. Both Microsoft and Cyanogen haven’t commented, but depending on moves that Cyanogen takes with their software, we could see if that is the case.

Source: Wall Street Journal