Cortana for Android Public Beta now available in the U.S.

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Last month, a private beta of Cortana for Android was leaked to the Internet, resulting in Microsoft issuing a statement saying that the official public beta for the digital assistant would be made available for Android owners sometime in the next few weeks.

A little later than two weeks and Microsoft have now made the beta of the Cortana app publicly available to all Android phone users in the U.S.

According to Microsoft:

“If you are currently a Windows 10 user, you already know the benefits of Cortana. The Cortana app on Android is the companion to your Windows 10 PC, extending Cortana’s functionality across any device you carry, everywhere you go.

The Cortana app can do most of the things Cortana does on your PC or on a Windows phone. With the app, you can manage your hectic lifestyle by setting and getting 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.”

You will also see a few differences between what Cortana can do today in 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.

Cortana on Android is currently available in the U.S. only, but Microsoft are planning to roll it out to other markets.

You can gain access to the public beta here.

 

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