Microsoft extends availability of Cortana to more devices

Sean Dudley
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley on 14 December 2015
Microsoft extends availability of Cortana to more devices

Microsoft has extended the availability of its Cortana personal digital assistant to a number of new devices and platforms.

Users of selected iPhone, Android and Cyanogen OS powered devices will now be able to benefits from Cortana app’s intelligent voice recognition software as a complimenting experience to their Windows 10 PC.

“In May, we announced that Cortana would be the first personal digital assistant to help you complete tasks across your devices, from PC to phone and vice versa regardless of your device of choice,” said Marcus Ash, group program manager, Cortana. “Today is a big step in delivering on that promise – bringing even more ways to save you time and effort anywhere you need it.”

The Cortana app compliments Cortana for PC, providing users with the ability to set reminders and track things such as flights and packages. Users can set reminders on one device and it appear on the other, while missed call notifications to PCs help users stay on top of their communications.

Android, iPhone and Cyanogen OS users will be able to use the Phone Companion app on Windows 10 PCs to install the Cortana app from the Google Play or Apple App Store.

The Cortana app is now available in the US and China for iPhones on iOS8 and up and Android 4.1.2. The app will be available in the US on One Plus One powered by Cyanogen OS with the 12.1.1 over-the-air update later this month.

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