Beta version of Cortana for Android leaks online, screenshots and initial impressions included

Beta version of Cortana for Android leaks online, screenshots and initial impressions included
About a month ago, Microsoft announced that Cortana will land on Android before the end of July, and judging on the data from one of our previous polls, you guys seem to be pretty excited about it.

We're probably just days before the official release date of Cortana for Android, but it looks like a few photos of a beta version found their way online alongside with a few initial impressions. Allegedly, the beta version that the leakster tried out cam with no bugs at all, and runs exactly as expected, being able to successfully pull down weather data, set alarms, or jot down notes. 

The leakster says that he beta-tested Cortana for Android on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 running Android 4.4.2 KitKat. If you want to download the beta APK, head over to the source link below and give it a shot. If you want to adopt a more hands-off approach, check out the leaked screenshot gallery at the bottom of this post.

As Microsoft announced, since Cortana will come as a standalone app available from the Google Play store, the virtual assistant will not be as powerful on Android as it is on Windows Phone, where it is natively integrated in the operating system.

It won't be long before Cortana finally expands beyond the Windows Phone ecosystem. The powerful Eurovision winner forecaster will soon land on the full version of Windows 10, as well as on the Xbox One, in addition to Android.

The real question remains: will the Android version of Cortana be more than a lobotomized virtual assistant on Android? It's a question that we'll find out the answer to in just a matter of days.



source: TechWeez

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7 Comments

1. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Screenshot #18 beats me! What is it ?

5. ushoda

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

another article, about snapdragon 820 overheating issues just like the 810

6. waddup121 unregistered

Waiting patiently..

2. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

She doesn't look happy, why?

4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Used Cortana on W10 preview. One of the best features on Windows 10, Along with Microsoft Edge. Loved it So far, Waiting for to update to the final version.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5721; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

MS need to finally unlock Cortana for all regions I now have Cortana on my Nexus 5, but not on my PC with Windows 10 Build 10240

8. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

worried face of cortana :p may be she's afraid of how android users are going to treat her :(

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