Microsoft ‘Cortana’ App for iOS and Android to be a massive hit in United States market
This is a huge step towards universal availability of Microsoftâ€™s virtual assistant Cortana. The Redmond based tech giant has launched Cortanaâ€™s downloadable app for iOS and Android platforms.
The new app is going to make your expensive smartphones look a bit more value for money. Microsoftâ€™s virtual assistant Cortana is almost similar to Apple’s Siri personal assistant in many ways.
The app is going to make your smartphone all the more useful as it will let Windows users to set reminders, preview the weather, and answer basic questions. This has been made possible due to integrated internet search abilities that has been implanted in the very impressive app.
There is no denying the fact that the software giant is all excited about the app that has been part of the Windows 10 operating system that the company introduced in the market a few months ago. The new app has inbuilt abilities like asking Cortana for help with your voice without having to open up the app. Unfortunately, most of those features won’t be available to iOS users due to certain developer restrictions that fence off Cortana from becoming fully integrated into iOS.
Nonetheless Android smartphone users are going to see their handsets become all the more handy and useful with the new app. They are going to gain a leg up on the iOS version of Cortana thanks to a partnership between Microsoft and start-up company Cyanogen, which runs a custom version of the OS on select Android devices. With Cyanogen software, Android users will have essentially all of the abilities Windows Phone users have over Cortana, including being able to speak to the personal assistant without opening up the separate app.