On the Mobile platform, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are the two biggest voice assistant platforms. However, there are few more options available in the market such as Apple’s Siri, Samsung’s Bixby, and Microsoft’s Cortana. While all the other three voice assistants are mostly used on their respective device models.
In 2015, Microsoft released the iOS version of Cortona with its already existed Android app to compete against other voice assistants. However, it doesn’t proved much effective in comparison to other VA. And now, the company has made its mind to pull back the Cortona support for both Android and iOS devices.
Microsoft is dropping the support for its Cortona app for both Android and iOS devices starting January 31st. The support for Cortona will be ending in regions like the UK, Canada, Australia, and several other countries. For more specific, a Microsoft spokesperson said that in addition to Britain, Australia and Canada, affected markets include China, Germany, India, Mexico and Spain, CNET reported on Saturday.
Microsoft will no longer support the app after this date. Furthermore, an update to the Microsoft Launcher app on Android—which also had Cortana integration—will remove Cortana. Microsoft says they aren’t planning on completely killing Cortana, however, as it will be integrated with the Microsoft 365 suite of productivity apps and Windows 10 will still keep it as its voice assistant.
In case, if you use Cortona to sync between your Mobile and Windows 10 PC, you will be able to do so even after its removal using Microsoft’s To-Do app. which is available for free on Google Play.
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