Report: Cortana Makes an Appearance on Android, Unofficially
Well, I guess hackers couldn’t wait for an official port of Cortana for platforms other than Windows Phone. According to a new report, an Italian Group of hackers named “OrangeSec,” have successfully ported an unofficial version of Cortana to Android. Happy days!
The port in question is given an appropriate name of “Portana,” and for the time being only speaks Italian. Also, there are some other limitations. For instance, it doesn’t work offline.
The reason behind its inability to work without an Internet connection, is due to the fact that it is communicating with Microsoft’s servers. Portana can’t integrate and interface with Android devices the way Cortana does with Windows Phone.
Still, Portana isn’t a bad assistant and offers basic Cortana features.
You may think that developers may try and add more features to Portana, but it seems like they aren’t interested in developing a Cortana competitor. They just wanted to show what’s possible.
On the other hand, Microsoft was asked about Portana and they said the best way to experience Cortana is through Windows Phone or Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Cortana is a pretty decent Al and surely fans would love to see it make an official appearance on iOS and Android. Microsoft is yet to formally announce it, but reports and rumors continue to suggest that Cortana is planned for third-party platforms.
We will have to wait and see if reports turn out to be true. Would you like to see Cortana on your iOS or Android device?