Microsoft is now seeking beta testers for Cortana on iOS
Cortana is Microsoft's personal assistant available for Windows and as beta for Android. The company is now seeking testers for an initial Cortana beta release for iPhone and iPad. Those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Master Chief's trusted ally will now be able to enter the program, which has a limited number of spots available.
The company has noted already (opens in new tab) that some features available on Windows are not yet implemented on the iOS version – including "Hey, Cortana" to wake up the assistant – but the team will work on ensuring the experience is solid when used within a Windows ecosystem.
For the time being, this initial public release is available in China and the US only, and as aforementioned, access will be limited. Download links will be fired out to accepted applicants in the coming weeks.
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By Jez Corden
What a shame MS
With that said, WP is already dead... Our main fear should be that nobody will know the benefits that the surviving W10P will have vs the competition... It's really Poor marketing that we have to worry about. Poor marketing that leads to unawareness, slow adoption, ununiformed sales people, uninspired media channels, terrible product placement, and availability, lack of carrier support, lack of developer enthusiasm,, and the list goes on....
Poor marketing already killed WP... We should be worried if it's gonna do the same to W10P.
Sound familiar? Sounds EXACTLY like us..... Nevertheless, besides people who are biased, or vested into a specific ecosystem, there are still 50% more who aren't, that MS has the potential to target... This is true.. MS is just hitting the consumer from every single damn angle, finally, and that's actually what we've been asking them to do for years.... I agree with it.
Microsoft, why don't you release a Launcher with Windowsphone homescreen and app drawer...?
That will make me not to lose any of the features of Windowsphone when I switch to Android
Continuum on Phones
Xbox app that is superior to SmartGlass in many ways If you mean "Windows Phone" i.e WP8 and WP8.1 then there's still the live tiles and UI in general, but you should pretty much forget about it going forward as it's obviously on it's way out ASAP
I don't have it.
Take care of your costumes first.