Cyanogen being targeted by Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung and Yahoo?

Cyanogen being targeted by Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung and Yahoo?
Cyanogen could end up being purchased by a big tech company. Known for its custom Android ROMs, Cyanogen was in the news earlier this week when it announced that it was teaming up with start-up Nextbit to introduce a "really cool" mobile product. Now, it is apparently being looked at as a possible acquisition or partner, for companies like Samsung, Microsoft, Amazon, and Yahoo.

The rumored companies all have something in common. They are interested in developing a version of Android outside of Google's watchful eyes. Amazon has been using its own FireOS, a forked version of Android., on its phone and tablets. Samsung? It has been looking for a way to prove to Google that it is the reason for Android's success. Microsoft could ship its phones with Cyanagen, and use its own services to replace the ones from Google that would be missing. Earlier this year, Yahoo purchased the contextual Aviate launcher, and Cyanogen could fit its strategy to offer apps and services to enhance the mobile user's experience.

With the OnePlus One launching with Cyanogen inside, the company has been raising its profile. It took in $30 million in funding last year from various venture capital firms, and another round is expected this year. Unless, of course, Cyanogen is bought out before then.

source: 9to5Google via AndroidAuthority

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