Microsoft has announced that it's finally making Cortana for Android and iOS available in the UK. The Cortana for Android app will be out in the UK "over the course of this week", while the iOS app will be in the iTunes App Store "in a few weeks".
Cortana's trip across the big pond and over to the UK market isn't the only news, however. The app has received a redesign on this occasion, featuring "a more simplified look and feel", in Microsoft's own words. Quick Actions put the most frequent things you use Cortana for front and center, so setting a reminder or viewing your reminders is accessible with just one tap when you don't want to speak to the assistant.
Cortana's answers now have a cleaner, full-page look, and the app is faster overall too. As before, Cortana inside these mobile apps is synced with Cortana on your Windows 10 PC, so if you set a reminder on your computer you can get it on your phone. In a similar fashion, missed call alerts are relayed to your PC, from where you can use Cortana to send a text back to whoever called you. On Android, you can go hands-free by saying "Hey Cortana" inside the app and then speaking your request.
What does this do that Google Now doesn't do already?
Terrific faster using it now!! like the missed call notification, i can finally reply back!!!!!!! be good for sms though also !!!!!!!!!!!!
And google still refuses to approve your youtube app