Poll results: Would you use Microsoft's Cortana on Android or iOS?

Microsoft is restlessly releasing apps and services for Android and iOS, in an attempt to show non-Windows Phone users what great software products it can make. One of the important Microsoft products that may soon become available to owners of Android and iOS devices is Cortana, Windows Phone's exclusive personal digital assistant.

While there's no word on exactly when we should expect to see Cortana on Android and iOS, a recent Reuters report had it that Microsoft would launch a standalone Cortana app for the two platforms sometime after the digital assistant debuts on Windows 10 (this should happen in the summer).

With that in mind, last week we ran a poll in order to find out if owners of Android and iOS devices would use Cortana once it becomes available to them.

As it turns out, only 15.43% of those who voted would not use Cortana at all on Android and iOS. 36.75% gave it a "maybe, out of curiosity", while 47.82% answered with a "definitely yes." So most users like, or at least want to like Cortana. As the results of another poll of ours are showing, many Android and iOS users don't usually rely on their personal digital assistants (Google Now and Siri, respectively), so maybe Cortana can change that to some extent.

Last year, our Cortana vs. Google Now vs. Siri article found that each personal assistant had its own strengths and weaknesses, so there are some chances for Microsoft's assistant to be successful on both iOS, and Android. But we'll see how that goes later this year.

Will you use Cortana on Android or iOS?

Definitely yes
Maybe, out of curiosity




Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

I remember when everyone was excited about voice assistants, now its kinda died down. That is whats going to happen with smart watches. Whats so hard about taking your phone out your pocket? and most people already have it in their hands. They're practically glued to it.

4. Rydsmith unregistered

Whats so hard about talking on the phone instead of typing? Texting is just going to be a fad. If I really wanted to check my email I have a laptop. What's so hard about booting it up and just getting it from there? It's already on me. I don't need a phone to tell me my emails.

14. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Except when you're standing in a crowded train/subway where the guy on the other line probably can't hear a word you say, and try taking your huge @$$ laptop out in a crowded train/subway too, wait 20 seconds for it to boot up, only to find out you don't actually have new mail because laptops that are shut down don't get push notifications.

2. assyrian_tech

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 11, 2015

definitely it is better than google now . am gonna use cortana on android for sure

3. bohdan4ik13 unregistered

I don't use Google Now on my Android smartphone and not interested in Cortana, Siri or another crap.

5. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

I check this site every day, and somehow I miss out on said polls.

8. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

same!! ha.

6. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I might, even if just to diversify the Big Brothers watching me.

10. AlikMalix unregistered

I use Siri hourly... Just discovered that with Siri inputting information under your own contact name or others in your contact list is the same as Cortana's Notebook - except information you can input can be custom labeled to anything you like not just a few categories...

11. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I use Google now... But I don't talk to it.. Lol... I just use to get sports update and traffic information.. And other things that's it...

12. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

So I won't be using cortona either....


Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

I use Google Now and yes I talk to it. Frankly I could care less if others find that amusing. I woudln't pollute Android with any Microsoft product.

15. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

My thoughts, exactly!

16. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

pollution and android go hand in hand. the irony of that comment.

17. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Let's be honest, I don't think that non-native voice assistants would work like the one on the system.

18. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

I had an iPhone 5s for a less than a month... that's all I needed from Apple and iOS. Siri was not as bad as I had expected it to be (matter of fact, I probably should have tested it a bit more.) However, Cortana has been amazing. Google Now has been annoying (too many false launches) also Google Now card is annoying after a while (I disable it.) All you stuck up Android fans can stick to your own goods, but MSFT is following and setting the trend for cross platform support. Out of necessity? Sure, maybe... does it matter? No. Fact: Consumer having more options is almost always beneficial to said consumer. You can thank Microsoft later.

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