WASHINGTON: Microsoft has officially released a beta version of its Cortana app for Android for anyone to download and install.
According to the Verge, Microsoft has been gradually changing and improving Cortana for Android since its release to a limited amount of testers last month.
Also, Cortana has the ability to replace Google Now when the users press the Android home button on a handset.
The Windows versions of Cortana support the ‘Hey Cortana’ voice feature but Cortana for Android lacks this due to the varied handsets configurations that prevent Cortana from always listening for the command.
Cortana for Android, similar to its Windows version, allows the users to access the notebook to control information stored about them and there is the usual options for bringing up events, nearby places to eat and drink, news, sports, weather and more.
The app is currently only available in the U.S. which can be downloaded from Google Play Store.