Microsoft revealed that it has a plan to kill Cortana App from Android and iOS in January. The company posted a new support article for Cortana, where they revealed the news. In the UK, Canada, and Australia, the Cortona for iOS and Android is going to disappear.
Cortana Will Not Operate In Many Countries Except US
So Microsoft confirmed to the Verge that Cortana would also diaper in countries like Mexico, Germany, Spain, China, And India from Jan 31. Microsoft spokesperson states Verge about the plan. “Cortana is an integral part of our broader vision to bring the power of the conversational computing and productivity to all our platforms and devices.”
Also, he added, ” To make Cortana as helpful as possible. We are integrating Cortana deeper into your Microsoft 365 productivity apps, and part of this evolution involves ending support for the Cortana mobile app on iOS and Android.”
But Microsoft doesn’t make it clear that when the Cortana app on iOS and Android will stop operating in the USA. Will it operate in the US after Jan 31? If yes, then for how long after the deadline? From Microsoft, it hinted that the Cortona app would be operating in the US. But it will permanently disappear from Microsoft’s Android Launcher after Jan 31, in the affected markets.
So Microsoft launched the Cortana app for iOS and Android back in Dec 2015. It was designed to connect the mobile device with Windows 10 PCs. Microsoft’s Cortana app also used to configuration settings and to update firmware for devices like the company’s Surface Headphones. Despite a big redesign of the app, Cortana failed to compete with other digital assistants on phones. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed the company no longer sees Cortana as a competitor to Google Assistant and Alexa.
Rather Microsoft is now more focused on integrating Cortana into Microsoft 365. This app is integrated into the outlook of iOS and Android so it can read emails on the go.