Microsoft is working to ‘deeply combine’ Cortana into Cyanogen OS

Microsoft’s digital ‘private assistant’ Cortana is now out there on Home windows Cellphone 8.1, Home windows 10 and on Android (as a beta), with a deliberate launch for iOS on the playing cards too – and one other platform will quickly be added to that checklist.

In an interview with Worldwide Enterprise Occasions, Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster mentioned that Microsoft and his firm had been already working collectively to convey Cortana to the subsequent model of Cyanogen OS. However not like on Android – the place Cortana is put in as an app with sure ‘hooks’ into the working system, similar to having the ability to substitute Google Now – Cortana can be ‘deeply built-in’ into Cyanogen.

McMaster sounds enthusiastic in regards to the prospect, significantly as a result of he sees that integration as being the important thing to exploiting Cortana’s full potential on Cyanogen OS gadgets:

Pure language coupled with intelligence is crucial however as an application it doesn’t rally work since you want to be embedded into the framework of the OS as a result of that is the place you get all of the sign from the providers that makes that intelligence smarter.

He went on to draw comparisons between Cortana and its rivals, saying that Microsoft’s assistant is “significantly better than Apple’s Siri” and Google Now in sure areas:

When Apple launched Apple Music at WWDC, they confirmed the Siri integration with Apple Music. Siri doesn’t energy Spotify like that so we are able to do these form of issues with for instance, integration of Microsoft’s Cortana into the OS enabling pure language to energy Spotify and different companies.

This is not the primary partnership between Microsoft and Cyanogen – earlier this 12 months, the 2 firms introduced that Bing companies, Skype, OneDrive, Workplace and extra could be bundled with Cyanogen OS.

Supply : IBTimes