Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 with a new feature known as Cortana. This digital voice assistant brings the features of Siri and Google Now to Windows 10 users and for sure, it is one of the most notable additions to this platform.
Already more than 50 million people have upgraded to the latest Windows 10 OS. This means that this group of users will be able to use Cortana to perform most of the functions they did manually on other previous Windows operating systems, among them performing searches offline and online.
Cortana for Android still in beta
This is not actually the first time Cortana for Android is popping out on the web. In fact, some private betas have already been rolled out in the past; however, even though the performance was solid with respect to delivery of results, the beta app could do very few things when installed on Android devices.
It seems Microsoft has finally decided to roll out the beta version of this Cortana voice digital assistant to the general Android family. From now henceforth, users of Android devices can take part in the final development process of this voice assistant. However, this is only available to users in the United States.
Cortana for Android beta version available for Android 4.0 and above
There is a beta version of Cortana that U.S. dwellers using Android devices can register and install for beta testing purposes. However, you must be using at least Android 4.0 and above in order for this new feature to work on your phone. Once you have confirmed your OS version is supported, you can download and install the APK file for free.
Cortana is a key feature in the latest Windows 10 and if you have already upgraded to the latest Microsoft OS, you should already be familiar with this tool. However, it is still restricted to some regions. Once the Cortana for Android app is fully stabilized, we expect that users of iOS and other platforms will also be able to access the services of this digital voice assistant.