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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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Rosheena Zehra
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14 comments
Ben Leverett
Ben Leverett

SWEET!!!!!!! Very cool. \U0001f600\U0001f600\U0001f60e\U0001f60e\U0001f60d\U0001f60d\U0001f60d\U0001f60d\U0001f60d

Tania Patel
Tania Patel

NOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O - O Ahmed Rahamathulla

Shivam Trivedi
Shivam Trivedi

And there goes the ONLY good thing in windows phone.

Akash Kumar
Akash Kumar

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

Vai Negi
Vai Negi

Only for US for now not here in India

Parth Patel
Parth Patel

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

chiragchinmai76
chiragchinmai76

Dont hesitate. It will come as an ota update.. Go for it..

Radha Lokesh
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