I have been using Cortana for a few weeks now. I like the layout when you click on the app and many of the visuals. My main problems is that there is no voice commands Cortana can pick up on unless you push a button which is important for a hands free driving experience. Cortana is also suppose to sync with my PC, often reply to a text from my PC fails on my phone. Lastly, the assistant is only as good as their search engine, Bing being the second best makes Cortana feel like a 2nd place assistant.
Certain things on the app don't work. Can't access About Me in notebook. If i click it, just brings me back to notebook. Hey Cortana is enabled but doesn't work.
The first thing I saw with Cortana was events from the Google holidays calendar displayed five times. This was down to it taking it upon itself to use S Planner as its calendar app. That isn't very helpful as I don't use S Planner. Not an encouraging start. I don't turn on my laptop very often. When I do I get to see notifications that had been cleared from my phone hours or days previously.
What is this app bringing to the table? Cannot launch apps, virtually no integration, and the few features it does have are laggy. I also should be able to use calendar feature without using exchange and use a Microsoft account instead. Even when I use exchange, calendar does not work. So, this app is virtually useless in its current state. I'll keep it installed in case it gets better.
Hail microsoft. This latest update brings me much closer to severing ties with google. Microsoft is now my sole provider for document editing. My contacts are now synced to my Microsoft account rather than Google. My authenticator app is Microsoft . My keyboard is now Microsoft owned. I just can't make the switch yet to outlook as I can't search using it as an update to my last review the voice commands are not as responsive as Google. Heck I'm sure it will come.
Better than the Windows version, but Digital Assistants in general are not helpful on mobile phones at all, to be honest. I'm really not able to find a real life situation where I would go like "hey Cortana, do this and do that", but that is the same with all similar apps. Still in comparison with the competition, I think that Cortana is outstanding.
What’s new in Cortana 2.8.0:
· Now you can set Cortana as your default assistant on Android!
· Improved calendar consistency across PC and phone
· Improved app performance
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