Android

Microsoft won't be investing in Cyanogen after all
First comes love, then comes a $110 million investment round

Microsoft won't be investing in Cyanogen after all

Derek Kessler 112

Alternative Android OS developer Cyanogen is poised to raise around $110 million in a funding round, but contrary to earlier reports, Microsoft might not be chipping in. Several weeks ago brought the news that Microsoft was considering investing in Cyanogen and their customized Android system CyanogenMod. That OS is installed on a few retail devices, including the OnePlus One and the...

Microsoft's planned surprise today was indeed another Android smartphone dubbed Nokia X2

Microsoft's planned surprise today was indeed another Android smartphone dubbed Nokia X2

Rich Edmonds 204

Microsoft recently teased today's announcement, which turned out to be the X2 – the next-gen Android-Microsoft hybrid. When Microsoft purchased the hardware and services division from Nokia, it was responsible for not only the Lumia line of Windows Phones but also the Nokia X. It's worth noting this launch since Redmond appears to be sticking to the plan to attract consumers through...