Cortana

Cortana is a virtual assistant developed by Microsoft which uses the Bing search engine to perform tasks such as setting reminders and answering questions for the user.

Cortana
Cortana on Windows 10 (Home edition version 21H1)
Developer(s)Microsoft
Initial releaseApril 2, 2014; 7 years ago (2014-04-02)[1]
Stable release(s) [±]
Android3.3.3.2753-enus-release / November 29, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-11-29)[2]
iOS3.3.3 / November 30, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-11-30)[3]
Preview release(s) [±]
Android3.3.3.2753 / November 29, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-11-29)[4]
Operating systemWindows, iOS, Android, Xbox OS
Platform
Available in
TypeIntelligent personal assistant
LicenseProprietary
Websitewww.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/cortana

Cortana is currently available in English, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese language editions, depending on the software platform and region in which it is used.[8]

Microsoft began reducing the prevalence of Cortana and converting it from an assistant into different software integrations in 2019.[9] It was split from Windows 10's search bar in April 2019.[10] In January 2020, the Cortana mobile app was removed from certain markets[11][12] and on the 31st of March 2021, the Cortana mobile app was shut down globally.[13]


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