Microsoft Cortana for Android now available via Google Play Store in public beta (US only)

Microsoft Cortana for Android now available via Google Play Store in public beta (US only)
Not long after releasing a closed beta, Microsoft today launched Cortana for Android in public beta - but only for the US market. So, if you're in the US, you can now download and install Cortana on your Android device with just a few clicks or taps.

Of course, Android already has Google Now, which is a great digital personal assistant, but it looks like plenty of Android (and even iOS) users are willing to try Cortana anyway. Unlike Google Now, Cortana relies on Microsoft's Bing search engine, so it delivers different results (at least in some cases). Like a good personal assistant, Cortana also enables you to set reminders and alarms, place calls, send texts, and so on.

You can download Cortana for Android from Google Play via the first source link below. Note that you need to agree to some terms and conditions in order to become "a tester" before being able to actually download the app. You should be able to install Cortana on most devices running Android 4.0 or later. However, since the app is still in beta, it may not play nice with all Android phones or tablets out there.

source: Google Play Store, Microsoft



1. MKeditor

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Can't find it on Google play. I'm in the USA.

2. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

look ayt the source on this page. Whenever phonearena talks about a app they put a link to the app from googleplay

3. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Saw this question on Quora where someone asked about the amazing replies of Siri and the answers people posted there were truely amazing. Looks like the Siri team at Apple are really hard at work. Same goes with Google now, looking forward to the Now on tap feature. Cortana also had some great replies but those have become old, havent read about any new skill of hers in the past 2 months. I hope MS works on this seriously and fast...

4. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

Cortana for Android? Wow, and there is an iPhone. I didn't know, that iPhones run Android nowadays :P

5. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

I used the link in the article to join the beta program and download the app to my phone, but it won't download. On my phone, it says "Error downloading Cortona" and when I click on the notification, it takes me to an error page in the Google Play Store. I'm in the USA and using a Galaxy S6 Edge.

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