Microsoft has revamped its virtual assistant for Android and iOS platforms. The update improves the performance of quick actions, making it easier and faster to get what you need.
A new, fresh look enables users to customize the features. Cortana now also features clean, full-page answers for a better overview of the requested information. On top of that, Microsoft states the app is now faster, providing quicker results than before.
Cortanta UK availability
Along with the new look, the Cortana Android and iOS versions are now available in the United Kingdom. One year after launching the app in the US and China, users in the UK will get a chance to try it out. Here are some of the features they will be able to enjoy:
- Reminders that Travel with You: Cortana has your back, seamlessly keeping track of the things you need to remember across all the platforms you use her. Set a reminder on your PC and get it on your mobile phone.
- Never Miss a Phone Call: In a meeting and can’t answer your phone? With the Cortana app, get a missed call alert on your Windows 10 PC and let Cortana send a text back letting them know you’ll call them later – all without leaving your PC.
- Optimized for Mobile: Designed specifically for your mobile life with quick action buttons and voice to get what you need quickly, a streamlined design and widgets for Android and iOS.
Another interesting feature is the voice activation of Cortana. By saying “Hey Cortana”, you will activate the app hands-free to look up information. Still, this feature is only available on Android version of the app.
The Cortana Android app with the new look is available at the Google Play store. However, the iOS version of the app with the new look is currently not available for download. Microsoft says there will be an update in the coming weeks.