Cyanogen Inc is launching Microsoft Cortana for OnePlus One in India

Cyanogen took to its website to announce that it is rolling out Cortana for OnePlus One users in India.


Cyanogen Inc, the commercial version of CyanogenMod or popularly known as CM is working with full throttle despite recent rumours of the company giving up on Cyanogen OS. The company took to its website to announce that it is rolling out Cortana for OnePlus One users in India. This development is partly because of Cyanogen Inc's partnership with Microsoft after the investment by Microsoft late last year. This partnership made Cyanogen work on a system level integration project called 'Mods.'

The company has baked Cortana on a deeper level with the OS using the same 'Mod' framework where you don't need to use the touchscreen to give voice commands. "Hey Cortana" hot word or command will wake the device up, and you can command it to set alarms, toggle Wi-Fi and even take selfies. Cortana is Microsoft's take on a digital personal assistant in response to Google's personal assistant, Google Now. The company rolled out the support for Cortana with its first update in January which was gradually enabled for the wider group in the following Cyanogen 'Mod' 13.1 update. The latest update will need users to run Cyanogen 'Mod' 13.1 and the update will be automatically installed when the users are connected to Wi-Fi.

Even though, Cyanogen Inc is criticised for its record on not following the contracts and turning its back on companies like OnePlus in the beginning with the entire exclusivity scandal in India. But their commitment towards existing users is commendable with continued updates even after two years.

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