Microsoft seems to be planning to take away Cortana from its Microsoft Launcher app. In response to a latest publish from Zac Bowden on Twitter (by way of Neowin), the software program big not sees a future for the digital assistant on the Android app, and the Cortana integration is anticipated to be eliminated within the coming months.
Cortana was initially out there on the Microsoft Launcher within the early months of 2018, and since then, the characteristic obtained quite a few updates, however now, plainly Cortana will stop to exist within the expertise very quickly.
Nonetheless, it’s not the case that Microsoft is giving up on the assistant. As an alternative, the software program big is shifting focus and making Cortana a productiveness characteristic and one thing a bit of extra for companies.
You possibly can already see a few of these modifications with the brand new options, reminiscent of new male voice choice and Outlook and calendar integration, that Microsoft introduced throughout its Ignite conference.
If you happen to use Cortana in your Android telephone with Microsoft Launcher, after the assistant is eliminated, you should still have the ability to download the devoted Cortana app for Android. Nonetheless, it’s unclear if this app might be discontinued as nicely.