Microsoft Updates Cortana to Compete with Apple’s Siri

Earlier on Friday, Microsoft released a new version of its Cortana for iPhone that makes it easier to use on the smartphone.

The newly released version loads faster and by defaults, listens to your voice commands and answers your questions. In addition to this, you can configure the home screen to display Google Now-style information cards on items like news, weather, traffic, package deliveries, and nearby restaurants. The lower end of the App contains quick action buttons that are designed to get information and commands without speaking. Moreover, in addition to news and weather, users can set and view alarms and reminders, check and organize meetings, and get help with the app.

Despite massive designing overhaul, the AI is still far away from replacing Siri as most of the native apps of the iPhone will not work with the Microsoft’s AI. However, if you are one of the users who uses Windows based computer, this feature will come handy with Cortana integrated on both devices. While it has a lot of catching up to do, Cortana is second to Siri in terms of Language support as it offers 8 languages in 13 countries while Siri supports 21 languages so far. Apple is expected to announce enhancements to Siri in this year’s WWDC event.

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