Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is planning to release its latest version of its digital assistant Cortana for Android devices this month, but before Microsoft officially releases the application, a copy of the program has leaked on the internet today.
The leaked version of the beta actually came from an unknown member of Microsoft’s Windows Insider program. Here’s what Microsoft said,
In the spirit of the Windows Insider Program, we’re testing the Cortana for Android beta with a limited number of users in the U.S. and China before releasing the beta publicly in the next few weeks.
If you have already used Cortana in Windows Phone or any Windows versions of Cortana, then there won’t be much surprise for the Android version of the application. The application allows you to access Cortana’s notebook tool to control the all sorts of information that are stored by you. The Cortana also allows the users to bring out usual options such as events, nearby places, sports, weather and more.
The application entire interface looks similar to the miniature version of Cortana for Windows 10, and looks like a dark theme version of windows 10 Cortana. The application allows the users to search various contents using the voice search or they can even enter the queries in the text. One of the main features missed out in Android version is the ability to say “Hey Cortana” to bring up the assistant.
Features, like Cortana to send message to the contacts, are seems little unfinished and Microsoft plan to enter into rival platform will bring out more experience to the users. Cortana requires Microsoft Account, and allows the users to sign into Microsoft’s Bings search engine. Soon, Cortana will be released for iOS later this year, and official version of Android client will be released in coming weeks.
Download Cortana.apk (apk installer for Android) from this link.