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Microsoft: you can say goodbye Cortana for Android and iOS

diciembre 3, 2019
Phonandroid : actu Android et High-tech

In rumor for some time, the disappearance of the application Cortana on Android and iOS is confirmed. Microsoft has definitely struggled to impose his assistant voice against Google Assistant and Siri.

Cortana Android

Officially available since December 2015 on Android and iOS, and since February 2018 on the Microsoft Launcher, Cortana is already going to disappear of these platforms and the launcher. Microsoft has confirmed on several pages ddies the support of the voice assistant.

For example, the Australian, Canadian and English sites should read the following: To make your personal digital assistant as useful as possible, we integrate Cortana into your Microsoft 365 applications. As part of this evolution, on January 31, 2020, we stop supporting the Cortana app on Android and iOS in your market. At this stage, the Cortana content you have created – such as reminders and lists – will no longer work in the Cortana mobile application or Microsoft Launcher, but will still be accessible via Cortana on Windows. In addition, reminders, lists and Cortana tasks are automatically synchronized with the Microsoft To Do application, which you can download for free on your phone.

Microsoft lche Cortana on mobile early 2020

Therefore, and count February 1, 2020, the mobile application Cortana phone will no longer be supported. Microsoft Launcher will be updated, but without Cortana. However, it will still be possible to use the wizard, provided you have one of the versions of Microsoft 365 (mainly ddies businesses). The measure concerns Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. At present, it is unclear whether Microsoft intends to withdraw Cortana in the rest of the world, but there is a good bet that it expands quickly on other support sites. Whether on Windows 10, Xbox One and now on Android and iOS, Microsoft fails to impose its voice assistant face competition.

Microsoft has tried by all means to force the user to call his assistant, but nothing has done. On Windows 10, Cortana is no longer integrated in the search field, but is in the form of a separate button that can be easily removed. It is even a question that Microsoft makes an application download on the Windows Store. And on the Xbox One, Cortana can be replaced by Google Assistant. Slowly, but surely, Cortana is eclipsing the environment. But how many users, across all platforms, will they really complain?

Source: MSPower

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