Microsoft’s voice assistant Cortana will work on Android and iOS devices until the end of this month. After that, Cortana apps will be stopped on the platforms. Microsoft has now announced this via notifications in the apps WindowsCentral.
In July last year, Microsoft already announced that the company would stop “early 2021” with the Cortana apps, which allow people to use the voice assistant. A specific date is now known.
Microsoft provides more information on a help page on the website. “The Cortana content you’ve created, such as reminders and lists, will no longer work in the Cortana mobile app from March 31st. However, you can still access them through Cortana on Windows.”
Cortana is being developed further, but is being used more specifically for business use. For example, the voice assistant can be used in the Microsoft Teams chat service and Outlook mail app.
The voice assistant was introduced in 2014. Cortana competes with Apple’s Siri and the Google Assistant, among others. The name Cortana was based on the artificial intelligence in the game series Halo.
Source site www.nu.nl