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Microsoft to pull support of Cortana from Android and iOS

Microsoft, the tech giant, launched its own Virtual Assitant “Cortana” 5 years ago. Cortana works on every Microsoft product including Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Invoke smart speaker, Microsoft Band, Surface Headphones. But to compete with other Virtual assistants, Microsoft released Cortana for iOS and Android as well.

But in the recent news, Microsoft announced that they are ending support for Android and iOS. They wrote in the official blog “To make your personal digital assistant as helpful as possible, we’re integrating Cortana into your Microsoft 365 productivity apps. As part of this evolution, on January 31st, 2020, we’re ending support for the Cortana app on Android and iOS in your market. At that point, the Cortana content you created–such as reminders and lists–will no longer function in the Cortana mobile app or Microsoft Launcher, but can still be accessed through Cortana on Windows. Also, Cortana reminders, lists, and tasks are automatically synced to the Microsoft To-Do app, which you can download to your phone for free.”

After this date, the app will disappear from app stores in the UK, Australia, Germany, Mexico, China, Spain, Canada, and India. Although the app will continue to work for users in the US for an undetermined amount of time after January 31st, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support the app after this date.

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