Microsoft removes Cortana from Android and iPhone

Microsoft say what Cortana no longer competes with him Google Assistant and AmazonAlexa, so to be removed on Android and iPhone in all countries where it is available except for the United States, the Microsoft assistant will be available until January 31, 2020.

Cortana lose support on Android and iPhone in the following countries:

  • Germany
  • Australia
  • Canad
  • China
  • Spain
  • Mexico
  • India
  • United Kingdom

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After January 31, the lists, tasks and reminders created by the user will no longer work in the mobile application or the Microsoft Launcher, but can still be accessed through Cortana for Windows 10 or the Microsoft To Do application, it is available on the web, iPhone , iPad, Android and Windows.

"To make Cortana more useful, we will integrate it more deeply into Microsoft 365 productivity applications, and part of this evolution involves ending mobile application support on Android and iOS." says Microsoft

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Microsoft says Cortana is no competition for Google Assistant or Alexa


Earlier this year, CEO Satya Nadella said Microsoft no longer sees Cortana as an Alexa competitor or Google Assistant, instead, “It must be a tool for Microsoft 365 customers”, a service that rene the suite Office 365 and Windows 10.

In fact, his assistant It has been integrated with applications such as Outlook for iOS and Android, you can read emails and invitations out loud, Schedule meetings by checking your schedule and that of your coworkers to find a place and also generate a daily summary with important events and documents.

Cortana remain available in Windows 10 but with certain limitations, in the May 2019 update it was decoupled from the search bar and is now in the taskbar, Soon it will separate even in its own application.