Cyanogen lately has been making various strategic partnerships with companies such as Microsoft
among others. Now, the latest in the series is Playphone, maker of a social game store for mobile, which on Thursday announced a distribution partnership with Cyanogen
to offer the Playphone Game Store on the commercial Cyanogen OS
in international markets later this year.
Announcing the news, Playphone in a press statement stressed that it develops and operates social game stores worldwide and provides mobile gamers with a 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," notes the company. Playphone also confirmed that it recently increased its strategic focus on emerging markets.
The company detailed that game developers can easily add games to the Playphone Game Store by uploading their existing Android game file (APK) to Playphone's developer portal (developer.playphone.com). "Playphone's technology automatically integrates the game into the Playphone platform, providing the game with instant access to Playphone's substantial distribution channel; preferred local payment solutions; and world-class social features," adds the company.
Commenting on the announcement, Vikram Natarajan, SVP of Global Partnerships and Distribution of Cyanogen said, "Our partnership with Playphone provides a great channel for mobile game discovery and engagement in some of the fastest growing markets. Our joint focus on emerging markets will bring highly engaging social gaming experiences to players in these regions."
Last month, Cyanogen reported that in its series C round of funding, the company received a strategic investment from Foxconn. The Cyanogen OS maker however never detailed how much Foxconn had invested, but added it received $110 million in funding till date from various investors.