Cortana, Microsoft’s assistant, comes to an end. Microsoft finally confirms the removal of the Android app and already gives dates on when it will be.
Cortana is the assistant created by Microsoft , which was originally introduced in Windows 10, although it was also available for Android phones in Spain . This assistant has never had a great relevance in the market, even losing its presence in Windows 10, and running the same fate in its version for mobile phones.
Microsoft has long made the decision to stop competing with others such as Alexa or Google Assistant , focusing its assistant on a business environment. Little by little you see how Cortana says goodbye to the market, recently being removed from Microsoft Launcher . The company is now going one step further with its latest decision. Cortana permanently disappears from Microsoft Launcher
Cortana says goodbye to Android
Microsoft has decided to close Cortana and the assistant is going to say goodbye to Android and iOS permanently. The company has announced that the assistant will be saying goodbye to Android and iOS forever in January 2021 . An important decision for the company, which finally gives up on its assistant.
One of the doubts was whether or not the end of this assistant would be worldwide. Since it was speculated on the possibility that it would remain, although in a residual way, present in the United States. In the end it will not be like that, the farewell of the assistant affects all markets and is also something definitive. As of September 7, the assistant will no longer be compatible with third-party devices.
This farewell will therefore be somewhat progressive. First, in September, support for all Cortana abilities in third-party applications ceases. Then, in January 2021, the assistant app is completely removed , both on Android and iOS. Microsoft closes in this way a chapter that has not been easy and that has not had the success initially expected by the company, because this assistant has never had great relevance.
In addition, Microsoft has also decided to end support for the integration of Cortana in the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker , something that will also happen in January 2021. A decision that many will not like, but from the company they say that users will to be able to continue listening to your favorite music, radio stations or podcasts via Bluetooth on the speaker.