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Cortana comes to Android lock screen, app comes to iOS and Android in Australia

Microsoft today announced that both the Android and iOS Cortana apps are now available in Australia. Additionally, Cortana can now be used on the lock screen on Android, meaning you can quickly get answers to your questions, set a reminder and more without having to unlock your device.

The latest announcements come after Microsoft initially launched Cortana for Android and iOS about a year ago, and means that users can now further use the app to extend the function of their Windows 10 PC to their pockets. The Redmond giant has constantly improved on Cortana for iOS and Android, and recently delivered updates which changed Cortana home on Android, giving more glanceable information about what’s upcoming in your day.

Microsoft also recently refreshed the design of the iOS app in the US, bringing a simplified look and look and feel that makes it faster and easier to get things done quickly. If you were curious, with the Cortana app on iOS and Android, you can do the following.

  • Reminders that Travel with You: Cortana has your back, seamlessly keeping track of the things you need to remember across all the platforms you use her. Set a reminder on your PC and get it on your mobile phone.
  • Never Miss a Phone Call: In a meeting and can’t answer your phone? With the Cortana app, get a missed call alert on your Windows 10 PC and let Cortana send a text back letting them know you’ll call them later – all without leaving your PC.
  • Optimized for Mobile: Designed specifically for your mobile life with quick action buttons and voice to get what you need quickly, a streamlined design and widgets for Android and iOS.

Cortana recently launched for iOS in the UK and has also been making headlines for planned integration with BMW connected. If you’re not already using Cortana on your devices, you may find it via the links below. As always, we also invite you to let us know your thoughts by dropping us a comment!

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