Cyanogen, which makes a modified operating system on top of Android, has received funding from Apple’s primary iPhone manufacturer. In March, Cyanogen announced it has raised as much as $80 million in Series C funding round, and turns out that Foxconn was one of the investors. Other participants in the round were Premji Invest, Twitter Ventures, Qualcomm, Telefonica Ventures, Smartfren Telecom, Index Ventures, Access Industries and Santander Innoventures. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
“Along with Cyanogen’s other investors, the strategic investment from Foxconn will help advance Cyanogen’s commercial adoption and growth in major markets around the world,” the company said in a statement. Also Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new deal
So far, Cyanogen has raised $110 million in total and is looking to create a more open, level playing field for third party developers that accelerates seamless innovation in the Android operating system even further. Also Read - Apple CEO Tim Cook claims iOS is more secure than Android
Cyanogen, not only has partnerships with a few smartphone vendors also has a custom ROM that can be installed on more than 100 smartphones.