Cortana will be making the jump of compatibility with Android and iOS.
Cortana, a digital assistant in the mold of Apple’s famous Siri, was originally suppose to just be Microsoft’s answer to Siri and Android’s Google Now. An upgraded Cortana was going to be released with the Windows 10 and the Microsoft’s new Internet browser, Edge to help the two stand out.
In the Microsoft Ignite conference held in Chicago earlier this month, the company showcased Cortana in a demo. Cortana would be able to answer questions about using Windows 10 and browse for specific PowerPoint presentations pertaining to certain topics. The digital assistant programming of Cortana seemed to have been spot on with the demonstration.
Cortana would be able to answer questions about using Windows 10 and browse for specific PowerPoint presentations pertaining to certain topics.
In a wild turn of events, Microsoft has announced that Cortana will be making the jump of compatibility with Android and iOS. Cortana will probably hit the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store later this year.
These new iterations of Cortana won’t be as powerful as the Windows variant however. I guess they wanted to keep some innovations exclusively for their own product as well as actually giving consumers a reason to pick Windows.
The new cross-platform Cortana is all part of a new phone companion experience for bringing features and services from the Windows 10 to all smartphones. Microsoft’s phone companion will help integration of Windows 10 PCs with their mobile counterparts. It will also assist in getting you apps that are compatible for both platforms.
A new feature that will help the transition between OSs is also arriving in the form of an upgrade to the Cortana Notebook. It will now remember preferences, settings, and history for easy syncing across all devices.
Will Cortana dethrone Siri? Only time will tell.