Microsoft shuts down Cortana on iOS and Android

Microsoft has closed down its Cortana application for iOS and Android. It’s the most recent in a progression of moves to end support for Cortana across various gadgets, including Microsoft’s own Surface Headphones. The Cortana application for iOS and Android is not, at this point upheld, and Microsoft has eliminated it from both the App Store and Google’s Play Store.

“As we announced in July, we will soon be ending support for the Cortana app on Android and iOS, as Cortana continues its evolution as a productivity assistant,” reads a Microsoft support note spotted by MacRumors. “As of March 31, 2021, the Cortana content you created–such as reminders and lists–will no longer function in the Cortana mobile app, but can still be accessed through Cortana in Windows.” Cortana reminders, lists, and tasks are now available in the Microsoft To Do app instead.

Microsoft originally dispatched Cortana for iOS and Android in December 2015. The application was initially intended to interface Windows 10 PCs and cell phones, yet neglected to acquire foothold regardless of a major overhaul. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella perceived the organization’s troubles in contending with other advanced a few years prior, uncovering that Microsoft no longer considered Cortana to be a contender to Alexa and Google Assistant.

Microsoft had once imagined a future brimming with Cortana-controlled ice chests, toaster ovens, and indoor regulators. That fantasy reached a conclusion recently when the solitary Cortana speaker eliminated Microsoft’s computerized partner. Different gadgets like the Cortana-fueled GLAS indoor regulator are additionally not, at this point controlled by Microsoft’s computerized colleague.

Cortana isn’t totally completed, however. Microsoft actually sees esteem in conversational AI and the organization is attempting to reposition Cortana as an associate that can improve Microsoft’s endeavor centered contributions.

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