Cortana will soon get a major new feature on Android smartphones

Cortana will soon get a major new feature on Android smartphones
It looks like Microsoft's Cortana has been further improved with one mandatory feature that all personal digital assistants should include at launch: the option to call and text by voice.

The new feature is coming to the beta version of the app for the moment, but Microsoft makes it available to all Android devices in just a couple of weeks if testing goes smooth. 

In case you're wondering what support for calling and texting via Cortana voice input means, you can think of it like hands-free calling and texting. If you're using the beta version of Cortana on Android, you should be able to call and text without using their hands. 

Although this is the only major new feature included in the update, Microsoft added one other improvement. It may not interest all of you Cortana users, but the app knows how to archive all email commitments in one place, something that wasn't possible in previous versions. That's about all you get in the update, but only if you're using the beta app.

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4 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2298; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Ooh this sounds awesome!

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3153; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Call me when Cortana for Android or Apple reads my texts out loud like she does on Windows. Then we'll be on a level playing field when it comes to a true handsfree experience.

4. polaromonas

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

This. I remember I was able to interact with my phone using only my voice with my Lumia 920 back in 2013. My text came in, I asked my Lumia to read it for me, I responded and sent while biking. I'm surprised that I can't do that with my iPhone now (or did I miss something in Siri/Cortana settings?)

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I wasn't aware that Cortana was even still even being developed for. Cool I suppose.

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