Microsoft is preparing to strike a blow to Google through the cyanogen




Microsoft Corp. plans to strike a blow to rival Google’s Android system related, through investment company specializing in the development of a modified version of smart devices operating system.

Informed sources at Microsoft said that the company intends to invest up to $ 70 million in the company “cyanogen”, which attracted the attention of a number of investors thanks to its future plans on the Android system.

It was Kurt McMaster, CEO of cyanogen, has confirmed in an event held last January that his company will develop a modified version of the open Android system does not have any control over it Google.

The Android version will feature developed by “cyanogen” no dependence on key applications for Google services package, which requires any company that uses the operating system pre-installed on smart organs.

Analysts see the system is expected to blow that could threaten Google profits from the Android system, especially as it may attract companies to cooperate with cyanogen company to use a modified version of the provision of their services applications primarily as an alternative to Google services.

McMaster stressed that version will allow partners to provide services cyanogen benefit from the core system software to Android, as is currently the case with Google Apps, without any restrictions, such as those currently imposed on private manufacturers of smart devices.

For their part, the sources added, in statements highlighted by the New York Times, that other investors have expressed their desire to invest in the company, “cyanogen”.

It is used to copy “cyanogen” modified at present more than 50 million users as an alternative to Android versions offered by Google, and within those alternative transcription rate Cyanogen OS operating system, which was launched in advance of some devices such as “and Plus” smartphones.

Still rely Copy “cyanogen” modified some of the services offered by Google Kbagh Home services applications, most notably the “Google Play” store, but the company is on its way this year to provide a special shop for applications for the system for all users around the world.

This, in the case of Microsoft completed its investment in “cyanogen” they will expand their profits coming from the Android system, where the company is one of the largest patent for the operating system developed by Google owners.

And analyzes of the estimated market Microsoft’s revenue last year, before the Android system, including more than two billion US dollars, while the other pointed analysis published last year to increase the company’s revenue from the system to more than three billion dollars.

It is noteworthy that the Windows Phone system developed by Microsoft comes on more level systems used in smart phone operating systems around the world, behind Android -almtsdr share-Assad and iOS, and that share is estimated at three percent of the market.


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