Cortana (Windows voice assistant) comes to Android and iOS
Rejoice iOS and Android users. If you ever had grudges against your iPhone’s Siri or the virtual assistant on your Android device; or maybe your smartphone lacks one entirely, Cortana, the mobile secretary on Windows is coming to your device soon.
According to a report by The Verge:
Microsoft is officially confirming today that it’s bringing Cortana to iOS and Android. The software giant is planning to release separate apps for each mobile operating system to enable its digital assistant to run outside of Windows.
Though we are made to know that Cortana for Android and iOS won’t be as versatile as the one on Windows Phones but half bread they say, is better than none as this could represent the first opportunity for some Android phones to have a full voice assistant for the first time.
Among the highlights Cortana will be bringing along from Windows will be sports results, flights, and of course, Microsoft’s search engine, Bing. Recently, we heard Cortana was getting a male companion — for users who’ll prefer to interact to a masculine voice — but it’s not clear if the voice alternatives will be available to users outside the Windows environment.
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