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Cortana Beta app will be available for Android starting July

Cortana AndroidMicrosoft has revealed more about Cortana for Android in a blog post today. As per the latest announcement Cortana Beta app for Android will be available starting July.

Starting in July, the beta of the Cortana app for Android Phones will be available to test as a companion to Windows 10 PCs.

Talking about its capabilities on Android devices Microsoft had earlier revealed,

The Cortana app can do most of the things Cortana does on your PC or on a Windows phone. You can have Cortana remind you to pick up milk the next time you’re at the grocery store, and then your phone will wake up and buzz with the reminder. You’ll be able to track a flight using Cortana on both your phone and your PC, and get the updates on the device that you’re on so you don’t miss anything.  Everything in Cortana’s Notebook will show up across all your devices and any changes you make on one device will be reflected when you use Cortana on any of your other devices.

But being an app Cortana on Android will have its own limitations.

Although the functionality will be very helpful, because it’s “just an app” there will be certain things that Cortana does on Windows phones that won’t work on Android devices or iPhones.  Some features require access to the system that aren’t currently possible with iOS or Android, so things like toggling settings or opening apps won’t initially be available in the Cortana companions for those platforms.  Similarly, the ability to invoke Cortana hands-free by saying “Hey Cortana” requires special integration with the device’s microphone, so that feature will be limited to Windows Phones and PCs.

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  • JLIT99

    The leaked APK is online now. It supports Jellybean so it should work on the Nokia X as well

  • Ofentse Letsholo

    It’s quite sad that they are very fast to take Cortana to other platforms yet other countries don’t even have it on their own platform, it’s very sad as I see no reason holding me back on WP. Microsoft prioritizes only the American market when it comes to services yet they feed developing markets with endless devices and less if not even fully featured services. This is why Google will forever lead in every way compared to them as Google is not just American but Global also.

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