It looks like in this day and age, if a company were to unveil a brand new smartphone operating system version, it would seem as though it was a sporting event instead. After all, there will be plenty of ears and eyes on the ground that are held in rapt attention, not to mention certain folks out there who are prone to start spinning the rumor mill, taking stabs at what the outcome will eventually be, and I am talking about this happening months before it even occurs. The Android M release is said to be imminent, and what are some thoughts that have been gathered so far?
Microsoft is on an adventure to play an even larger role when it comes to the world of mobile devices, smartphones specifically. It seems that Microsoft has announced that their once sacred Cortana, an app that ran only on Windows Phone devices, will be making its way to two major rivals – that is, the Android platform as well as the iOS platform.
The former will be picking up Cortana goodness before June this year is over, while iPhone owners will have to play the patience card all the more as Cortana is due to arrive only later this year. This particular move by Microsoft would be welcomed by many, I believe, although one does wonder whether such a cross-platform mobile strategy that is centered around the newly announced Phone Companion app for iOS and Android will actually kill off sales of Windows handsets, since Cortana is no longer exclusive to the platform? Only time will be able to tell.