You might have heard of Cyanogen Inc. The software firm, which is best known for its Android OS and builds, announced earlier this year that it plans to take Android’s future away from Google’s hands. If that didn’t sound ambitious enough, the company also announced that it intends to pull this off in next 18 months.


Since the announcement, there has been a number of developments to this. The company, for instance, inked a deal with Microsoft few weeks ago to bundle software in its Android OS and builds. But realizing it won’t be enough — as Microsoft can only offer so many apps but not everything — the company today announces that it has made another partnership.

Cyanogen Inc has partnered with Playphone Inc, a company that offers distribution platform for mobile and social games. The companies confirm that they will be working together to bring their services to international markets through Plaphone game store.

For those unfamiliar — which is completely normal — “Playphone develops and operates social game stores worldwide, providing mobile gamers with a leading-edge social gaming experience.  The Playphone Game Store is a single, engaging app where gamers discover, download, play and share thousands of popular games with friends, with advanced social features deeply integrated throughout the gaming experience. Gamers easily connect with friends to recommend games, challenge or invite to play, brag leaderboard ranks, and more.”

A quick search on the portal reveals that the game store offers several popular titles including Farm Frenzy, 2048, and Cut the Rope 2 among others. The company also says that it has great revenue offerings for developers. Only the time will tell how Cyanogen makes use of it, and how many more developers they end up attracting. As of present, Playphone doesn’t have much to offer.

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Manish is pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Engineering but spends more time in writing about technology. He has written for a number of Indian and international publications including BetaNews, BGR India, WinBeta, MakeTechEasier, MediaNama, and Digit magazine among others. When not writing, you would find him ranting about the state of digital journalism on Twitter.