Cortana for Android is available for public testing
Earlier in this May, Microsoft announced that it would bring its Cortana for Android. Now the Apple’s Siri-rival Cortana android app is available as public beta. Microsoft claims that the Cortana for android will do most of the things it does on the PC or Windows Phone. By using the Cortana app, user can manage their hectic lifestyle by setting and getting reminders, searching the web on-the-go. Users can also track the important information such as flight details as well as starting and completing tasks across all of their devices. Microsoft update about Cortana for android device on their official blog post:
[quote_box_center] 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. [/quote_box_center]
There are a few differences in Cortana for android and Windows mobile. There is a difference in 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 for android app is still in beta phase so it may come with some glitches. Microsoft is continually improving the user experience depending upon user feedback. The Cortana android app can be downloaded by this link. If you want to use the Cortana for android then you have to sign up for the public beta. The beta is currently available only in the US, but Microsoft plans to roll it out to other markets too. Stay tuned with Tech-Byts for more tech news about Microsoft.