Hey Cortana, how fast do you run on iOS? After the latest update — pretty fast!

So, you may or may not have forgotten that Microsoft's extra-smart Cortana is actually available for iOS and Android. The voice assistant was touted to be super-capable of holding conversation threads even before Google launched its Google Assistant publicly and is considered to be quite ahead of Siri still.

Now that Microsoft called it quits on the smartphone world, at least temporarily, it has brought its software suite to both Android and iOS with tons of different apps — from the productivity platforms to the simple selfie cameras. Of course, we also get Cortana.

The iOS version has been getting minor bug fix updates over the past year but has now gotten an update, which may get you to open Cortana to test it again. According to Microsoft, it has managed to speed up launch time by 20%, which is pretty important since you can't activate Cortana by voice on Apple's closed-off ecosystem. According to Microsoft, we get to enjoy a lightning-fast Cortana experience now.

Also, if you are on an iPhone X, do not fear the letterboxing — Microsoft's voice assistant was updated for the extra-long Apple display back in December of 2017. So, Cortana is all up to date. Care to give it a try?

Download Cortana: iOS | Android



1. mike121989

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 02, 2017

On my opinion, they should let the user experience all of them and choose the best that suits them.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7430; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well Siri is the worst out of the bunch. Anyone that has used them all, can easily tell you that one. If you use Android, then you can install all of them, well except Siri. But since she is the dumbest out of the crowd anyway. So no great loss. But with Android you can use Alexa or Cortana to take over. Apple doesn't let you override anything on iOS.

4. peace247 unregistered

Now apple will send ios update to make it slower again.

3. libra89

Posts: 2290; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Hmm well that's good,

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