On Microsoft Launcher, Cortana Will Be Withdrawn Shortly.
Microsoft's virtual #assistant #Cortana has never gained the market share that #Google Assistant and #Alexa need to contend with, so #Microsoft is starting to shift its goals backwards. The #Android app of Cortana has already been withdrawn in several countries and is now being excluded from the Android app store by Microsoft.
Microsoft's new blog post indicates Cortana is being refurbished to deliver' enhanced, streamlined support for personal productivity,' including tasks such as reminders, schedules, emails etc. Some functionality is omitted from Cortana's Windows 10 update, such as managing music playback or third-party skills.
Eventually, Microsoft announced that "the Cortana features will be phased out in the Android Microsoft Launcher by the end of April." You can still download the separate Cortana application for people who wish to continue using the assistant.
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