Microsoft announced Cortana for Android and iOS
Microsoft has just officially announced that Cortana will be released on Android and iOS. The announcement was made by Joe Belfiore, who also said that the company is preparing a new Phone Companion app, which will be built into Windows 10 and will help users to sync their smartphones, whether Windows Phone, iOS or Android with new operating system.
According to an article in the official Windows blog, the company plans to submit a separate application Cortana for the other two mobile platforms (Android and iOS) with which digital assistant is Microsoft’s first begin to work outside of Windows.
The company says that users will be able to work with Cortana as on Windows Phone. Versions for iOS and Android would not have the same integration into the platform as the Windows version, but Microsoft implements notification support, the opportunity to ask questions and request information.
Users will receive notifications about flights, sports results, and they will be available for many other features of Cortana that are already part of Windows 10 and Windows Phone.
It is reported that the version of Cortana for Android will be released at the end of June, while the iOS version will arrive «sometime» this year.
Screenshots and video Phone Companion for Windows 10: