Microsoft has today announced that it is launching Cortana on Android and iOS in the UK with a brand new, revamped design. The Cortana Companion app, which up until now has been only available in the United States, brings a number of syncing abilities over from Windows 10 PCs to your smartphone.
In regards to the apps new design, Microsoft says:
Since releasing Cortana on Android and iOS a year ago in the US, you have been telling us what you liked and how you'd like it to be improved. We listened. We've created a more simplified look and feel for the apps, designed with your mobile life in mind. Now you can get to what you need faster and easier than ever before with quick actions, putting the most frequent things you do front and center, so setting a reminder or viewing your reminders is just a tap away when you don't want to use voice.
The app is now far more friendly to use, especially if you're not big on using voice commands. Syncing notifications and text messages works only on Android, and will sync your phone notifications to your PC. In some instances, it will even offer actionable notifications for notifications synced from your phone directly on the desktop.
Microsoft says the new Cortana app is available on Android today, with the iOS version coming in a few weeks. It's super exciting to see Microsoft pushing Cortana in more markets now, especially on 3rd party platforms where she has the most potential to grow.