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Cortana on Windows 10 Creator Update
Cortana on Windows 10 Creator Update
Initial releaseApril 2, 2014; 6 years ago
Operating systemWindows 10, Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft Band, Windows Mixed Reality and Amazon Alexa
Available in8 languages
List of languages
English, Spanish, Chinese(Simplified), Portuguese, French, German, Japanese, Italian

Cortana is a virtual assistant developed and released on April 2, 2014 by Microsoft at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Cortana can do multiple tasks, along with using Bing search. Cortana was released 3 years after Siri, which was released in 2011 on IOS.[1]

Development History[change | change source]

Cortana was announced on April 2 and April 4, 2014 at the Moscone Center by Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, and Joe Belfiore as a virtual assistant for the Windows Phone, starting with a video launch on April 6, 2014.

On July 15, 2015, Microsoft launched Cortana on the Windows (Updated version 1507), which was available to consumers from July 29, 2015. Cortana was released for Microsoft Band and Windows Mixed Reality on August 2, 2015 and for Android, IOS, iPhone and iPad in December 2015.

Platform[change | change source]

Android[change | change source]

The Android version of Cortana was released on December 2015 and launched for Android in Microsoft 2016 Build. Cortana on Android would not respond to ''Hey Cortana'' like on Windows 10. In Android, Cortana can do everything from search the internet, add to a to do list, and more.

Windows Phone[change | change source]

Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1 with a yellow color

Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1 was released on April 16, 2014 by Joe Belfiore, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer,.Cortana says ''Ask me anything'' from the voice command, Cortana on new features in white yellow, black cyan, lemon and green lemon.

iOS[change | change source]

Cortana on iOS was released on December 2015. Cortana on iOS cannot not respond to ''Hey Cortana'' same as Android, Cortana app can open from the say in notebook, To Do list and more, or in Windows 10, Cortana on iOS can talk by search of Google and Bing in Web.

iPhone and iPad[change | change source]

Cortana on iPhone and iPad was released in December 2015. iPhone can use Siri assistant. Cortana can be downloaded on Microsoft, in iPad. Cortana can talk without Siri, the next virtual assistant.

Microsoft Band[change | change source]

Cortana on Microsoft Band watch was released on January 2016, talk by watch into Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile, Cortana can talk from watch in Windows Phone 8.1. Cortana can be used talking from To Do list, in Microsoft website.

Amazon Alexa[change | change source]

Amazon Alexa menu, in place of Cortana virtual assistant

Amazon Alexa can be used for voice Cortana, voice by Jen Taylor, in Windows 10, Cortana can be talking from Amazon Alexa in plug USB. In Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana can plug from Amazon Alexa in blue Cortana colored, Cortana can talk anybody something on Microsoft website and Amazon Alexa.

Region and language[change | change source]

Cortana can be used in 7 places in the world: The United States, the United Kingdom, China, France, Italy, Germany and Spain.[2]

Language Region Status Platforms
English United States

United Kingdom



Available Android, iOS, IPhone
French Turkey




Available iOS, Android
Chinese Russia




Available Windows 10, Microsoft Band, iOS, Android

Privacy information[change | change source]

Cortana using for IOS and Android in two day after in 2021 can be closing, Cortana is the virtual assistant from the Microsoft Corporation, in Microsoft Build 2016, Cortana can use for Android and IOS in privacy deleted from Microsoft.

Cortana information[change | change source]

Cortana is the virtual assistant using for Bing search in Microsoft, Cortana place on Xbox 360, is Halo 4 on 2012, people can use for Cortana can saying from the Microsoft Build 2016. Cortana in Halo can use for virtual assistant about the Siri assistant, in Cortana menu, Cortana on Halo can be using in information privacy policy on 2015, in January 2016, Cortana using for iPad and iPhone in Microsoft Build 2016 on nine day later.

Notebook[change | change source]

Notebook for Cortana can launch after released, Notebook can use for Cortana writing in To Do List on Windows 10, Windows Phone 8.1 and more. in Windows Mixed Reality, Cortana can using from the privacy can starting on 2016. Notebook using from enterprise, businessman and later. Notebook can using for freeded on February 2016.

Business Group[change | change source]

Microsoft Cortana Business Group menu poster

Business Group can released on October 14, 2016, at the Moscone Center, in privacy of Cortana, in Halo, Cortana can using from Business Group on enterprise, consumer and businessman, developed for Microsoft Corporation, Cortana can using for blue Business Group use from development in Microsoft.

Privacy policy[change | change source]

Privacy policy on Cortana can starting until October 2020, after released Windows 10 October 2020 Update, Cortana using for news features in white blue cyan, not unlike Cortana black, in Windows 10 May 2020 Update, on June 2020, Cortana from Microsoft can starting privacy in until years 2020.

Cortana can open for freed in Windows 10 as of Spring 2021.

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. CNN, Doug Gross (2011-10-04). "Apple introduces Siri, Web freaks out". CNN. Retrieved 2021-05-29.
  2. July 2015, Avram Piltch-Online Editorial Director 21. "How to Change Cortana's Voice and Language in Windows 10". LaptopMag. Retrieved 2021-05-29.

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