Microsoft’s Cortana is not as well as established as other smartphone personal assistants, but it could get a massive boost if the latest Windows Threshold rumours are to be believed.
According to a new report over on Neowin, Microsoft is a lot closer to incorporating Cortana into the next major release of Windows and is looking to actually ship the software. Though it may still miss the final release, it sounds like Cortana will be incorporated into Windows for desktop, it’s just a case of when.
Neowin reports that Cortana works like an app on your computer and opens when you type a question. It takes up about 25 percent of the display when it’s running.
Microsoft hasn’t commented on these latest reports, but a full release for Windows Phone isn’t expected until the end of this year at the earliest, so any talk of a desktop version is premature. Cortana for Windows Phone now live in multiple countries as beta, and users in India, Canada and Australia are able to opt in to the best test for the American version.
It’s unclear whether Cortana will share information between both platforms, but we’d expect results will show up on both Windows and Windows Phone.