Microsoft’s Cortana may be coming to iOS and Android
Cortana is currently available on Windows Phone 8.1 devices. The report comes shortly after the news that Cortana will be deeply integrated with Microsoft’s upcoming desktop operating system, Windows 10.
According to Horvitz, an upcoming version of Cortana will be able to read and understand your emails, and then use the info to notify you about an upcoming flight, for example.
Seeing Cortana on other mobile platforms will be interesting, especially since both Apple and Google have their digital assistants exclusively on their respective platforms. Apple’s Siri taps into GPS data, contacts and messages as well as Microsoft’s Bing search to provide recommendations and answers to users’ questions. The Google Now app on Android can already provide reminders based on info from Gmail, and offer a similar voice search feature.