Surely Microsoft took a little too much time in launching Cortana to the world, at times when Siri and Google Search were already well established. You could say that even with Microsoft’s good job at launching a product that’s at times superior than Siri, it would still have a long road ahead to catch-up to its competitors because of how late Windows Phone 8.1 is. Still, it seems that Microsoft has a new card up its sleeve to level that out.
We did hear Joe Belfiore claiming that Microsoft could bring Cortana to Windows eventually, though he wasn’t specific as to when during the launch event. A recent job listing hints that we should expect this to happen in the near future. The listing reads:
“Do you want to be part of the team that is building the next generation of Cortana? We are looking for strong and motivated developers to help shape the Evolution of the next generation of Microsoft’s Digital Assistant – Cortana! The landscape of digital assistant is challenging, exciting, and ground-breaking space. Being part of the Cortana team you will have the opportunity to push the frontier, redefine the personalization experience on Windows. You can help create serendipitous moments of discovery and satisfaction for the users and enable signature experiences that make Windows your indispensable companion in the real world. We also own the search experience, which is one of the premier and most used experiences in Windows.”
Obviously if Microsoft is still on the phase of hiring a team, it could take longer than we’d want. If Microsoft were smart enough to launch this before Siri reaches the Mac, and the same goes for Google Search in a more enhanced manner than just Chrome, this would give Windows the edge over competition. Sadly, it’s hard to predict, and Microsoft is anything but timely.