Cortana For Android Is Available For U.S. In Public Beta

Cortana - Windows 10
Cortana - Windows 10

Microsoft previously announced that they are bringing their digital assistant Cortana to other platforms. They have even released a closed beta of Cortana for Android. Yesterday, Microsoft has released Cortana for Android as public beta for U.S. users.

Cortana for Android is the companion to your Windows 10 PC and extends Cortana’s functionality across any device you carry. It can manage your data between your Windows 10 PC and your Android devices and allows you to set and notified of reminders, searching the web on-the-go, tracking important information such as flight details as well as starting and completing tasks across all of your devices.

From Microsoft Blog,

Since we launched the closed beta, we have also made several improvements to the experience including the ability to set Cortana as the destination for the home button press. Now access to your personal digital assistant is just a button-press away.

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.

New users can download Cortana for Android from Google Play Store and agree to the terms of the testing program before they can download the Cortana public beta.

Amarnath Natarajan

I am a freelance programmer and tech enthusiast. In my spare time I contribute to this website.

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1 Response

  1. android says:

    wow, nice feature to android then