It used to be all of the long ago in June that Microsoft promised a beta model in their Cortana digital assistant would finally arrive for Android devices. When July in spite of everything rolled round, we noticed a leaked APK spread around the internet quicker than herpes at a school kegger.
It wasn’t till a couple of weeks in the past that the app used to be up to date to model 188.8.131.52, effectively allowing Cortana to replace Google Now’s quick startup gesture on Android units. But the app used to be nonetheless best available for other people lucky sufficient to be part of the closed beta. If you have been excited about scouring the web for a leaked APK (bad conduct), don’t even trouble wasting precious time.
Today, Microsoft has announced that Cortana is now formally available to somebody on Google Play. Well, in beta shape besides. The open beta is available here, however best for Android customers in the United States these days. While Cortana on Windows 10 in large part behaves the similar because it does on Android, there are a few key variations. For example, the power to make use of voice instructions to toggle settings are a Windows-most effective function for now.
Microsoft notes that this is nonetheless a beta and they’re all the time paying attention to comments and regularly making improvements to the consumer revel in. In different phrases, be expecting to peer extra options introduced within the close to long run. For extra on Cortana for Android, take a look at our arms-on video under.