Microsoft Cortana wants to come to Android and iOS
For those who aren’t sure what Microsoft Cortana is, it’s basically Microsoft’s version of Siri. The Cortana voice assistant is one of the best features of the Windows 8.1.
Although the feature isn’t without its flaws, updates are constantly being released by the company to fix the hiccups. A recent interview unveiled exciting news that Microsoft may be looking to bring Cortana to iOS and Android.
Marcus Ash, the Microsoft employee that was interviewed said:
“We want to scale Cortana internationally and across devices. The Android/iOS question is interesting. We’re asking, would Cortana be as effective if she didn’t have access to the details on your phone? We’re still trying to get Cortana adopted on Windows Phone and figure out what it wants to become there. But we’re actively talking about this.”
If the company is looking to release the Cortana to Android and iOS, it’ll have to compete with Google Now and Siri, the two major competitors in this market. We’re not too convinced that Microsoft will take this major step. Even if Microsoft is considering it, we don’t think it’ll be in the near future since the feature still doesn’t stand close to its competitors.
Update: Marcus Ash has confirmed that Microsoft will not be releasing Cortana to Android and iOS anytime soon.