Cortana will be preinstalled on CyanogenMod 12.1
posted by Michael H. / Jan 05, 2016, 10:27 AM
This shouldn't be a total surprise, because it had been rumored that Cyanogen wanted to replace Google Now in its custom Android OS and was looking into integrating Cortana as that alternative. Now, Cortana has been found preinstalled in CyanogenMod 12.1. The question remains though as to how deeply integrated Cortana will be. As of right now, it has been noted in the OnePlus forums that Cortana is just a preinstalled app that can be uninstalled if you don't want it on your device.
However, Cyanogen has spoken about wanting to have Cortana be able to perform functions that even Siri can't on iOS or Google Now can't on Android. This would include deeper voice controls for more apps, like Spotify and others. We'll have to keep an eye out to see how this progresses.
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Nice, would be good to have another great enhancing service as an option on my OnePlus One. Like the TrueCaller integration with Dialer, get the benefits of knowing the name of who's calling, but control the privacy invading part of sending ALL my contact details without consent to some third-party with XPrivacy...
posted on Jan 05, 2016, 11:05 AM 0
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And this is what MSFT wants. They'll leverage the use of Android in the form of AOSP cyanogenmod to beat Google at their own game long after windows phone platform sinks
posted on Jan 05, 2016, 11:06 AM 0
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Windows will not and cannot sink. However, Microsoft does want everyone using their services, even if those people bought a Oneplus, or a Samsung, they can still access MS services without MS having to build the device and OS. Microsoft wants to be the go-to not just for PC builders, but Android phone makers, IoT devices, iPhone users, etc.
posted on Jan 05, 2016, 11:23 AM 2
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@Michael H CyanogenMod and Cyanogen OS are different distributions. Cyanogen OS is commercial shipping variant of Android made by Cyanogen Inc. Cortana is pre-installed only on Cyanogen OS...NOT CyanogenMod. And it is not system app so user can un-install anytime.
posted on Jan 05, 2016, 1:05 PM 3
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