More multiplatform Microsoft News: The Redmond Giant just announced that it will bring its intelligent voice assistant as applications to other competing mobile operating systems Android and iOS. This comes with an announcement that that Microsoft is releasing its phone companion app for Windows 10, which the company shows on an early preview today.
A real challenge people face is figuring out how to make everything work together. That’s why we’re announcing a “˜Phone Companion’ app built-in to Windows 10, which will help you connect your Windows PC to whatever phone you own”“ whether it’s a Windows phone, Android phone, or iPhone.
It may not be as powerful as the assistant integrated on the whole Windows ecosystem, but the company assures that the basics are still covered — You’ll be able to make the same queries and ask the same questions using Cortana, whatever mobile platform you may be using. Microsoft is still providing notification support, and you’ll get notifications for most of the Cortana features that currently exist in the Windows Phone and Windows 10 versions of the digital assistant.
It looks like the new Windows 10 is shaping up to be a multi-platform universal system. We’re bound to see more of the new operating system when it becomes official and ready for consumer download in the next few months.