Playphone on Thursday announced that it has entered a partnership with Cyanogen in which future Cyanogen OS products will ship with its software pre-installed. It follows similar agreements that Cyanogen has in place with other firms, such as Microsoft.
Playphone provides a storefront for Android games, and is similar to the Google Play Store, though not moderated by Google. You can find premium paid games such as Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and NBA Jam, in addition to free-to-play titles, and Playphone provides the back end for a more social gaming experience. It hopes its partnership with Cyanogen will help deliver its brand to emerging smartphone markets.
Keep in mind that Cyanogen OS is the commercial version of Cyanogen and is very different from CyanogenMod, so there’s no need to jump to conclusions that Cyanogen is dirtying up its custom OS with bloatware. Neither Cyanogen nor Playphone said when the first devices with Playphone pre-installed will launch.