Public Beta Of Cortana For Android Reports To Work

Posted: Aug 24 2015, 12:11pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Public Beta of Cortana for Android reports to Work

Android users can get Microsoft's digital assistant now on their Android smartphone.

Microsoft opens the beta for Cortana Android to everyone. Last month Microsoft launched a closed beta of the digital assistant that produced the first reviews of Cortana on Android.

The Cortana app on Android is the companion to a Windows 10 PC. It is extending Cortana’s functionality across any device including Android smartphones.

Cortana app can do most of the things Cortana does on a PC or on a Windows phone. Cortana can help users to manage reminders, searching the web on-the-go, tracking important information such as flight details as well as starting and completing tasks across all of a user's devices.

New in the public beta of Cortana for Android is the option to set Cortana as the destination for the home button press.

Microsoft's Susan Hendrich says: "You will also see a few differences between what Cortana can do today in her “native” environment (Windows) and in the app on Android. For example toggling settings, opening apps or invoking Cortana hands-free by saying “Hey Cortana” are only available on Windows for now. As with all betas, we are continually improving the experience and will incorporate feedback along the way."

The Cortana app is available on the Google Play store. (US only)

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