Keeping the promise it had made to its customers, Microsoft plans on rolling out the red carpet for the new version of its critically-acclaimed virtual assistant. As of now Microsoft is beta testing Cortana for iOS.
Unfortunately, the application is only limited to beta testers, so, if you own an iOS compatible device, you would have to wait a while until Cortana becomes available for your device. As your personal assistant, Cortana can help manage all tasks more easily. You are able to interact with Cortana either through voice commands or by using your keyboard. Just tell her what needs to be done and, in the blink of an eye, she will fulfill all your wishes.
The voice-commanded virtual assistant can be tasked with arranging and scheduling your business meetings. Moreover, if you have something important and you need to write down ASAP, Cortana is the answer to your problem. Using the onscreen keyboard can take a lot of time, even if the phone is capable of text prediction. By using Cortana’s voice commands, you can easily dictate to her what’s on your mind and she will do all the writing. It’s just like having your very own secretary. Moreover, thanks to Microsoft’s OneNote integration, you are now able to record your ideas using any number of formats. Take pictures, initiate voice recordings and you can take even make short high quality video clips.
As we said, Cortana for iOS is still in the beta testing phase, meaning that only a couple of lucky winners are able to meddle with Cortana’s features. But it may not be very long until Microsoft decides to introduce the beta version of the application on the iOS online store.
The developers invited to test out the new version of Cortana don’t have an easy task. They’re needed in order to identify potential flaws in Cortana’s source code and find ways to fix it. This will ensure that once Cortana hits the online iOS app market it will be reliable.
Unfortunately, Microsoft didn’t say anything about a potential launch date. All we can do know is to collect scrapes of information from any number of sites. Also, we are unaware whether the new Cortana for iOS will be identical to the one available for Windows Phone or if it will have other perks.
The good piece of news is that Siri is going to have a pretty serious headache after Cortana becomes available for iOS devices.