Cortana is a great personal assistant on Windows 10 but with most people choosing Android and iOS over Windows 10 Mobile Microsoft are bringing the virtual assistant to Google and Apples ecosystems. In fact Cortana has been available for some time in the US in beta form and now the service is available in the UK.

With Cortana you get missed call notification on your PC, you can reply to texted directly from your PC and get Android app notification on your PC. The app has also been overhauled with a new more simplified look and feel which looks like a big improvement over the old UI.

Since releasing Cortana on Android and iOS a year ago in the US, you have been telling us what you liked and how you’d like it to be improved.  We listened.  We’ve created a more simplified look and feel for the apps, designed with your mobile life in mind. Now you can get to what you need faster and easier than ever before with quick actions, putting the most frequent things you do front and center, so setting a reminder or viewing your reminders is just a tap away when you don’t want to use voice.

The app is available now in the Google Play Store and is coming soon to iOS, as at the time or writing I couldn’t get the app to install on my Nexus 6P but hopefully it will be available soon.

Here are the details from Microsoft:

Coming to the UK:

The Cortana Android and iOS apps are coming to the UK, extending the functionality of your Cortana on Windows 10 to whatever smartphone you carry, always in perfect sync, always helping you stay on top of things.

Reminders that Travel with You: Cortana has your back, seamlessly keeping track of the things you need to remember across all the platforms you use her. Set a reminder on your PC and get it on your mobile phone.

Never Miss a Phone Call: In a meeting and can’t answer your phone? With the Cortana app, get a missed call alert on your Windows 10 PC and let Cortana send a text back letting them know you’ll call them later – all without leaving your PC.

Optimized for Mobile: Designed specifically for your mobile life with quick action buttons and voice to get what you need quickly, a streamlined design and widgets for Android and iOS.

Of course, you can also use the app to quickly look up information. With the Android app, you can invoke Cortana hands-free inside the app with “Hey Cortana.”** And because it’s the same Cortana across devices, your Notebook with all your interests and connected accounts travels with you.

The Cortana Android app is available now in the Google Play store with the Cortana iOS app coming to the App Store in a few weeks.

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