In a statement issued to its official support site in three countries, Microsoft confirmed the termination of Cortana's mobile app activities – both Android and iOS.
As the Redmond giant announced, its personal assistant's app will disappear in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia from January 31, 2020. The company has yet to say whether other markets will also lose access.
In the same text, the US multinational also adds that Cortana will be part of the Microsoft 365 service pack. Another confirmation is the end of support in Microsoft Launcher – something expected since last week. However, the tool will still be available in Windows 10.
Reminders, tasks, and to-do features will now integrate with Microsoft To Do – which can still be installed on Android and iOS platforms.
Cortana hit mobile devices in late 2015 as a way to drive more integration between smartphones and Windows 10 PCs. The trend is that competition from Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa has driven the decision, as well as the presence of others. tools that bring computers closer to mobile phones.
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