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Cyanogen OS to have deep integration of Microsoft’s Cortana

Cyanogen OS will deeply integrate Microsoft’s voice assistant Cortana, according to Kirt McMaster, CEO of Cyanogen Inc. This was revealed during his interview with International Business Times.


In the interview, Kirt McMaster said that his company is working very closely with Microsoft to deeply integrate Cortana into the future version of Cyanogen OS that is based out on Android. Currently Microsoft’s voice assistant Cortana is available as an app on Android. However, in order to make a real difference and utilize the app to its full potential, McMaster believes it needs to be fully integrated at OS level.

Kirt McMaster, CEO of Cyanogen Inc, said:

“Natural language coupled with intelligence is very important but as an application it doesn’t really work because you need to be embedded into the framework of the OS because that is where you get all the signal from the services that makes that intelligence smarter.”

At present, Cortana works on Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, iOS and Android. Microsoft’s Cortana is a competitor of Apple’s Siri and Google’s Google Now. It gives personalized results for news, sports, weather and other dynamic content on the web. Cyanogen has also baked other Microsoft apps into their OS recently, after there were rumours about Microsoft investing in Cyanogen Inc.

Devices natively running on Cyanogen OS are Wileyfox’s Storm and Swift, Lenovo-backed ZUK Z1 International variantSmartfren Andromax Q and more.

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