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Microsoft's Cortana is coming for Siri and Google Now. Photo: HALO

Microsoft’s Cortana is coming for Siri and Google Now. Photo: HALO

Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana has been pretty vocal about bashing rival services like Apple’s Siri. But she may soon get the chance to put her money where her mouth is.

That’s because, according to a new Reuters report, Cortana is about to bust out of the Windows Phone ghetto and make her way to both Android and iOS.

The version of Cortana set to arrive on non-Windows devices is reportedly a new, improved version, using research from an artificial intelligence project called “Einstein.” This same version will also be available on Windows 10 desktops this fall.

Android Wear on the Moto 360. Photo: Google.

Android Wear on the Moto 360. Photo: Google.

It seems Google is already gearing up to address one of the advantages Apple Watch has over Android Wear by allowing compatible wearables to receive notifications over Wi-Fi. A future update will also bring gesture controls, sources say.

"Young Together." Screenshot: Cult of Android

“Young Together.” Screenshot: Cult of Android

Google’s been releasing some terrific Android ads in recent weeks, and the latest, entitled “Young Together,” demonstrates why its mobile platform is ideal for the big kid inside all of us.

Google Now Launcher gets the Lollipop look. Photo: Google

Google Now Launcher gets the Lollipop look. Photo: Google

Desperate to get a taste of Lollipop’s sweet, sweet Material Design makeover? Well now you can — even if you’re still running Jelly Bean or KitKat — thanks to the latest version of the Google Now Launcher. In addition to a whole host of visual improvements, you’ll find welcome changes to Google Now and more.

The Nokia N1 looks just like an iPad mini. Photo: Nokia

The Nokia N1 looks just like an iPad mini. Photo: Nokia

Nokia’s decision to sell its smartphone business to Microsoft and leave Windows Phone behind was an excellent choice, it seems. The Finnish firm today announced its first piece of hardware following the sale, and it’s a stunning iPad mini clone called the N1 that’s powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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