Cortana coming to Android and iOS

News

Do you have an Android-powered smartphone or an iPhone and feel like you’re missing out on Microsoft’s Cortana? Worry no more.
by
Cortana coming to Android and iOS

Covering all bases with Cortana

Today Microsoft announced that it’s bringing its virtual assistant, Cortana, to Android and iOS.

Individually tailored apps will be released this summer for both operating systems, meaning that no matter what kind of smartphone you use, you can get the best of Cortana. Some features, like the hands-free launch command “Hey Cortana”, won’t be made available straight away, but it’s set to come a bit further down the line.

There will also be integration of Microsoft services like OneDrive and OneNote, too.

Windows 10

Microsoft understands that the world doesn’t revolve around Windows, but it is an undeniably integral part. A lot of its customers also have an Android or Apple device, so giving them the opportunity to take the Windows experience with them just seems to make sense.

Joe Belfiore from the Windows Team says: “Whether it’s a 3-year-old printer or projecting to your brand new TV with Miracast, we’re building Windows 10 to be terrific at connecting all your devices.”

The Phone Companion app will be a big part of the new Windows 10 OS, which will be coming to customers very soon – free of charge. This will allow you to transfer everything from your smartphone to your desktop or laptop, without losing the functionality of either.

There will also be an updated version of the Xbox Music app for iOS and Android, which will give you free playback of all your tracks from OneDrive.

Source: Windows blog

What are your thoughts? Join the conversation here…

comments powered by Disqus
Windows 10 will be launched on PCs, tablets and phones soon. Here's the best of the new features in

18 August, 2017
If you think you might have missed any of the latest tech news, help is at hand....
17 August, 2017
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced plans to introduce a 4G network to...
17 August, 2017
The Nokia 8 has landed, the company's 2017 flagship smartphone, jam-packed with loads...
14 August, 2017
One of Europe's biggest tech conferences, IFA, is just around the corner. This is...
10 August, 2017
BT's Whole Home System makes sure every device is connected, all the time, no matter...

18 August, 2017
If you think you might have missed any of the latest tech news, help is at hand....
17 August, 2017
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced plans to introduce a 4G network to...
7 August, 2017
HTC has just announced that it's working with Qualcomm to produce a standalone Vive...
26 July, 2017
Google will launch an improved news stream called feed in the coming weeeks, to take...
25 July, 2017
Microsoft has partnered up with Johnson Controls to create a smart thermostat. Cortana,...
21 July, 2017
A long-awaited update to Transport for London's Oyster card app is coming in August,...
30 June, 2017
Samsung has just unveiled the Galaxy J5 (2017), its latest affordable mid-range smartphone....
22 June, 2017
Nintendo has enjoyed a lot of success recently with its mobile titles including Super...
21 June, 2017
iD launches its new pay monthly plan with the help of #WeGotThis - iD Mobile’s new...
15 June, 2017
As of today, 15 June, there are no more charges attached to travelling or holidaying...
13 June, 2017
Huawei are back with a new set of smartphones, the P10 and P10 Plus. Both devices...
1 June, 2017
Got a new Android smartphone, and can't wait to get started with it? Using Tap and...