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Cortana app from Windows officially available for Android, iOS and OnePlus One


Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana is finally out of beta. For starters, the app will be available in the US and China, but more competing markets will emerge later. Starting today, if you are in the US or China you can download the virtual assistant for your Android device, for the iPhone and for the Windows 10 smartphone. Cyanogen OS-powered devices will also be able to get in on the fun as OnePlus One will integrate support for the VI with the 12.1.1 Cyanogen OTA.

Cortana app

Basically, Cortana lets you track reminders and notifications across platforms, plus you can ask your own questions. You also get different features based on which platform you use the app.

Cortana for Android lets users ask questions via the “Hey Cortana” command. This feature is available in the app or on the home screen. You also get notifications on a Windows 10 PC. These features will not be available for Apple products because iOS will not be opened fast enough to make support for them. You also get the option of testing features on your Android device.

Cortana features:

• Set and get location and time reminders across your PC and phone.
• Get notified and send a quick text reply from your PC if you miss a call on your phone*.
• Track packages, flights, scores, stocks, and other important info across your PC and phone.
• Use Cortana’s Notebook to view, edit and manage your interests.
• Get information and answers to all kinds of questions. If you’re looking for it, Cortana can help find it.
• Have a little fun in your down time — ask anything, get jokes, and much more.

When it comes to Cyaongen, the app will be pre-installed and it will allow the usage of the Hey Cortana command in any app or screen. The virtual assistant can be used at doing things like powering down the phone or putting it into silence mode or changing network modes. The app does work best on Windows phones though, because there is where it offers the most features, but Cyanogen phones come pretty close.

In order to run the Cortana app you need a device running on Android 4.1.2 or iOS 8. Give the app a look below if you are interested in this virtual assistant that works cross-platform:

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Cortana for Android could be a tough competitor for Siri and Google Now

Cortana for Android was recently released for testing and it is almost ready for wide release! This little app could become one of the most important competitors on the voice assistant market, if it can take on both Siri and Google Now. But is such a thing even possible?





Only time will tell.

In the meantime, Cortana is being prepared for wide release for Android devices. The app seems to have an ample layout helped by smooth and clear voice detection. The app also presents some Google Now features such as presenting news and notifications on the main screen.


Some testers are saying the app is very helpful in keeping people organized, especially in our hectic times. Cortana works not only on smartphones, but also on Windows 10 devices and it allows users to search for files or adjust settings with ease. It is useful in situations where you don’t want to touch your smartphone or when you’re just too lazy to type stuff on your PC. It learns from your and adapts its responses as you use it more and more and it can set reminders, look for information and it even navigates through your computer if you need it to.


TechnoBuffalo presents a test on the Cortana app in beta form, where you can see just how it works. What do you think, are you eager to try it on your Android device any time soon?



Source: Androidorigin