Microsoft is working on a new version of Cortana — its personal digital assistant — for rival platforms Android and iOS, Reuters reports. The service, which is currently available on Windows Phone and Windows 10 desktop platform, will release to the other platforms later this year, the report adds. Also Read - Siri can now read & reply to Telegram messages for iPhone & iPad usersAlso Read - Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 anniversary edition launched in India for Rs 24,990
Codenamed Einstein, the Redmond, Washington-based company has previously once stated its intention to bring Cortana to rival platforms. The voice assistant will be available as a standalone app and work on both smartphones and tablets. Also Read - Apple's Siri voice assistant now offering coronavirus updates in several countries, including India
This kind of technology, which can read and understand email, will play a central role in the next roll out of Cortana, which we are working on now for the fall time frame,” Eric Horvitz, managing director of Microsoft Research and a part of the Einstein project shared with Reuters.
Bringing Cortana to Android and iOS — initially exclusively available on Windows Phone — represents company s growing interest at bringing its products to platforms where users are even if it isn’t its own. Microsoft hopes that by bringing Cortana to other platforms, it will be able to make it the first intelligent agent which anticipates users needs.
Among the features we can expect from Cortana, it would be able to remind users about the flights and find the best time for them to leave for the airport. It would also automatically check info such as flight status gleaned from a user s email.