It would have been interesting to see how a Microsoft deal would change Cyanogen. But we'll have to rely on our imaginations, because Redmond has decided not to put money into the company, according to Bloomberg. While Cyanogen is known for creating customized versions of the Android platform, earlier reports said it was in talks with Redmond to create a custom mod loaded with Windows apps in exchange for financial investment. Still, even though the negotiation fell through, it doesn't look like the startup will end up strapped for cash: Bloomberg says it's on track to make $110 million from other investors through its current financing round. Besides, one of the pub's sources believes Microsoft might still pursue a commercial deal with the Android modder in an effort to put Windows applications into more users' hands.
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