Top Android news of the week: Cyanogen gets funding,Galaxy phones coming, Microsoft apps on Androids

Cyanogen gets funding,Galaxy phones coming, Microsoft apps on Androids
Summary: In Android this week wasnews that Microsoft apps will be preinstalled on Android phones, Galaxy S6 gets
an availability date, and Motorola was found guilty of patent infringement.

Cyanogen gets funding for taking Android from Google

Recently in my Update on how cyanogen plans to take over Google, I highlighted
some key strength. Cyanogen are no babies as it seems or used to be, a  company that started as a custom ROM builder
for Android has received $80 million in funding in order to execute their plan..
Cyanogen has made it clear it will try to free Android from Google, by making
it open to all. The funding will aid the firm give that a decent attempt.
Google has secure and firm control over Android by integrating its services into
the heart of the OS. Cyanogen doesn’t like that and intends to build its forked
version that lets users integrate other services as they see fit.

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Source: Forbes

Dell to preinstall Microsoft apps on Android

The  silent majority
in Redmond are getting a helping hand from Dell with an agreement to preinstall
Microsoft apps on Dell’s Android devices. This agreement is in line with
Microsoft’s drive to put its apps on other platforms to enhance efficacy.

The apps on Dell’s Android devices include the following , although some
might still be missing Office, Skype, and OneDrive, some of Microsoft’s biggest
Microsoft is also going to preinstall its apps on some Samsung Android

Galaxy S6 phones to be available April 10 in US

The next generation Galaxy phones, the S6 and S6 Edge, will hit the US on
April 10 according to Samsung. Pricing info is just starting to emerge.

The novel phones will be significant to Samsung’s bottom line. That will be
aided by the fact that Samsung uses its own screens and processors in the S6
and S6 Edge, which will help the firm across divisions.
Source: ZDNet