It’s a battle for the ages, folks! Behold, the ultimate virtual personal assistant showdown! WP Central pitted a Moto X against an iPhone 5S against the Nokia Lumia Icon. It’s Siri vs. Google Now vs. Microsoft’s own Cortana! You’ll pay for the whole seat, but you’ll only need THE EDGE!
Cortana is the new entry into the personal assistant field, created by Microsoft as a direct competitor to the likes of well-known Siri and Google Now. Windows Phone owners everywhere can get their hands on Cortana today, as Microsoft has made the Windows Phone 8.1 update available for developers. The update isn’t being pushed out to the common user but is available for those who have developer accounts with Microsoft.
Cortana is interesting, and seems to have a bit more of a personality than Siri. (A parody of Siri and Cortana duking it out appeared last week on the Arsenio Hall show, and it wasn’t pretty!) Cortana provides basically the same commands and functions of Siri and Google Now, a kind of mash-up of the two virtual assistants. Hopefully, Microsoft’s personal assistant isn’t hitting the market a little too late, as Apple and Google have wormed their way into almost every American consumer’s pocket.
Without further adieu, here’s the main event!
via: WP Central