Cortana Comes to iOS and Android, With Especial Features for Cyanogen

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Microsoft revealed in an official announcement that Cortana is now available on select iOS, Android and Cyanogen OS powered devices. It is available in the US and China for iPhones running iOS 8 and above and Android 4.1.2 and above. For OnePlus One powered by Cyanogen OS in the US, it will be made available later this month with the 12.1.1 over-the-air update.

“…as a result of our close partnership with Cyanogen, we created a more integrated experience to enable Cortana’s voice activation ‘Hey Cortana’ on Cyanogen devices so you can call on her while on any screen or when you’re immersed in an app,” says Microsoft.

CortanaThe Android and the iOS version of Cortana look pretty much the same as the Windows version that came out earlier this year in July. However, there will be some differences in the capabilities of the assistant across various operating systems owing to API availability of the respective platforms.

Cortana and Cyanogen

It would be interesting to see if Cortana on an iOS device makes its mark. Features like “Hey Cortana” hands-free capability and SMS replies from the PC for missed calls would be missing on iPhones, putting the voice-enabled personal assistant at a disadvantage over Siri. In a recent survey where Cortana, Siri and Google Now were put to test, Siri had emerged as the winner in accuracy. Let’s see if Cortana’s presence on Android and iOS devices can change that. It’s available in the App Store and the Google Play Store in the US as of now.

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  • Rohan Motwani

    When will cortana come in android

  • Ben Leverett

    SWEET!!!!!!! Very cool. U0001f600U0001f600U0001f60eU0001f60eU0001f60dU0001f60dU0001f60dU0001f60dU0001f60d

  • chiragchinmai76

    It will come as an ota update

  • Muaz Hassan

    New spy app now available

  • Tania Patel

    NOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O – O Ahmed Rahamathulla

  • Shivam Trivedi

    And there goes the ONLY good thing in windows phone.

  • Akash Kumar

    Cortona is looks better in windows,ios users does not need it..they already have preinstalled google now,Siri..this is really bad news for windows phone users

  • Ahmed Rahamathulla

    Tania she’s come to your phone too! U0001f602

  • Soumya Thakur

    No We Like Only Windows Phone!!

  • Vai Negi

    Only for US for now not here in India

  • Dibakar Biswas

    Bad news for WP users…..:(

  • Parth Patel

    i have yureka should i got update for this ??? pls reply i want to know

  • Radha Lokesh

    Better leave it as an option for cyanogen users. If you force ppl to use cortana over google now, cyanogen will witness ppl migrating to other custom roms

  • BarveJene

    igyaan Microsoft a good news :) but cortana is still no as good as siri :D