Posted 05/27/2015 at 9:21 AM
Posted 2 years ago
Microsoft is bringing Cortana to your smartphones in the very near future.
Making good on promises made this past March, Microsoft is set to release the Cortana app for both iOS and Android smartphones; Android users will get the app in June, and iOS users should expect the app to be available to them later on in the year.
The digital assistance application will have a few differences than the version for Windows and Windows Phone; it won’t be able to launch apps or change system settings.
Another bit of difference? The Edge web browser won’t work on a cross-platform basis with iOS phones and tablets.
But users can obtain OneNote, OneDrive, Skype and Outlook once they plug into a Windows 10 PC with the aid of a new program called Phone Companion.
The ultimate aim is to provide those who utilize the Cortana app to gain access to the full breadth of Windows apps and third-party related apps in all fields no matter if they’re using a smartphone, tablet or PC.
The Cortana app is another entry into the smartphone personal assistant field currently headed up by Apple’s Siri, and with Google Now on the cusp, it will be interesting to see how public reaction will be to what it can offer.