Cyanogen, a company that has grown from the developers of the popular kastomnyoy firmware into a full third-party company, is now a partner of Microsoft. CEO Kirt McMaster, whom you may remember from the application of take away from the Google Android, said that the first fruit of this union will be the integration of voice assistant Cortana in future versions of the operating system from Cyanogen.
In an interview with International Business Times, McMaster said the key moment will come out Cyanogen on the international market. CEO also explained that although Cortana and available on Google Play, for the realization of its potential needs to be integrated at the OS level.
Voice assistant Cortana, named after AI series Halo shooters, performs substantially the same function as and Google Now. This voice command and search, quick access to weather forecasts, sports scores, news and other types of web content. However, Android Cortana market can not compete with the voice assistant from Google.
Therefore, Microsoft is advantageous cooperation with Cyanogen, which in the case of the spread of the international market, will be able to increase the popularity of Cortana. In turn, Cyanogen get rid of another Google app in your operating system.