Truecaller has been the leading name in caller ID technology, mainly, due to the expanse of users willing to share their information with the application.
Cyanogen has announced a partnership with Truecaller in a deal that will put Truecaller's web-enabled caller ID right into phones running Cyanogen OS.
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According to the Verge, the new feature exists as a built-in service and requires users to choose it before it starts working.
Dave Herman, Cyanogen's vice president of product, pointed out that the feature does more other than identifying numbers and was designed to keep spam at bay. Besides identifying an incoming caller, it lets users report bad numbers. So far, its database includes about 1.7 billion numbers and, if the caller has been marked as a solicitor or scammer, user will see it in Truecaller's caller ID.
The dialer will be able to perform all the usual tasks like detecting spam calls, flagging a number as spam and other features that come along with the original Truecaller application.
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This integration of the OS and the app won't bring any new feature to the table but it should smoothen out the entire calling experience on Cyanogen-based phones. However, the users will have the freedom to opt out of the features and even use other third-party Caller ID applications.
Cyanogen is presently in the middle of another similar deal with Microsoft that it announced last month. It will bring native integrations of Bing, Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook and Microsoft Office into Cyanogen OS later this year.