“Microsoft has confirmed it’s getting ready to make its digital assistant Cortana available on iOS and Android in the coming months, though it comes with a caveat,” Parmy Olson reports for Forbes. “The company will be releasing a companion app in late June for Android that gives access to content from a required Windows 10 PC, Microsoft said in a blog post Tuesday.”
“There are some Cortana functions that Microsoft won’t be able to port to non-Windows Phone devices,” Olson reports. “You won’t for instance be able to toggle settings, open apps or open the Cortana app itself by saying ‘Hey, Cortana,’ since that requires a deep integration with the handset’s microphone.”
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MacDailyNews Take: More me-too worthless stupidity from The Kings of Me-Too Worthless Stupidity.
Maybe the remaining fragmandroid settlers will download it – if it’s free, of course – just to give their own Siri knockoff some company (the two clones can kibitz endlessly about IP theft, we’re sure, and conspire over what they’ll try to steal next from Apple), but for us iOS and Mac users, this’ll just be yet another bit of Microsoft superfluousness to ignore.