Siri might be the oldest player in the personal assistant game and Alexa might be the new darling, but Microsoft s Cortana has one thing the others, even the new Google Assistant, don t. It s available on multiple platforms and devices, including Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Android, and iOS.
In the upcoming Creators Update for Windows 10 next year, Microsoft will take advantage Cortana s cross-platform abilities to bring at least three new features to the platform, including a universal and improved notifications across devices.
The Universal Clipboard feature is something macOS users have already been experiencing starting with version 10.12 Sierra .
In essence, this means that text you copy from one device will be available in another.
The difference is that, in Microsoft s implementation, it should be compatible anywhere Cortana is.
Users will be able to select a device to copy to as well as get notified about its progress.