confirmed that it is going to be bringing its virtual assistant — Cortana — to iOS and Android units later this year.
“We’re additionally gonna allow all Windows 10 PC customers to take the intelligence of that Cortana device with them onto now not simply their Windows telephone, but in addition their iPhone or Android telephone as an app you'll be able to set up on a type of units,” Microsoft’s running methods leader Joe Belfiore stated.
Even although Cortana can be downloadable during the App Store, the Windows large recommended there'll necessarily be sure issues that Cortana does on Windows telephones that gained’t paintings on iPhones.
“Some options require get right of entry to to the gadget that aren’t recently imaginable with iOS or Android, so such things as toggling settings or commencing apps gained’t first of all be to be had within the Cortana partners for the ones systems,” stated the company.
“Hey Cortana,” any other cool function, gained’t be imaginable on iOS and Android because it calls for unique integration with the tool’s microphone. For the time being, “Hey Cortana” might be restricted only to Windows Phones and PCs.
Additionally, the virtual assistant will probably be in a position to answer to any questions requested to it by way of an iOS or Android consumer simply adore it does on Windows Phone. However, Cortana on iOS is now not going to be as tough as it is going to be on Windows 10 units due to the loss of integration.
Additionally, Microsoft additionally introduced a Companion app for Windows 10 so that they can make stronger Windows Phone in addition to iOS and Android units. While Windows Phone customers might be in a position to attach their telephone to a Windows 10 software and get started moving their knowledge in an instant, Android and iOS customers could have to practice a couple of steps ahead of being in a position to achieve this.