UPDATE (August third, 2020):
Microsoft has now decided to shut down the Cortana Android and iOS app across the globe. The help can be ended by early 2021 which is in the direction of the start of the following 12 months. This is basically the ultimate nail within the coffin for Cortana so long as availability for common shoppers is anxious. The assistant will proceed to be obtainable by Microsoft’s productiveness instruments.
Original (November 18th, 2019)
About 4 years in the past, Microsoft launched a devoted Cortana digital assistant software for Android and iOS customers. The goal of the discharge was to broaden its consumer base because it seemed to compete with Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri. It looks as if Microsoft has realized that it is a battle it can not win and has determined to kill the applying beginning subsequent 12 months.
Microsoft has confirmed that the Cortana app for Android and iOS won’t be stay after January 31st, 2020. It will kill the Play Store and App Store listings for the app within the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, India, Mexico, China, Germany, and Spain. It has mentioned that the app will proceed to be obtainable within the United States however has not revealed for a way lengthy and in what capability.
It may also launch a Microsoft Launcher replace that may take away the Cortana integration it added final 12 months. The official announcement mentions that Cortana can be added to Microsoft 365 suite of productiveness apps “to make your personal digital assistant as helpful as possible”.
If you employ Cortana on Android and/or iOS for any sort of content material creation, all of that may nonetheless be accessible through Cortana on Windows. As to your reminders, lists, and duties created by the digital assistant, they’re synced with Microsoft’s To Do app. It is a to-dol ist app that may be downloaded on one’s Android and iOS gadgets free of charge.