Microsoft Launcher for Android now includes Cortana integration

Microsoft Launcher for Android now includes Cortana integration
The Microsoft Launcher for Android has received an update that adds Cortana integration to version 4.6 of the app. The update also allows you to add the Daily Bing Wallpaper to your home screen or lock screen, or both. You can also choose which contacts to put on your people card, and place widgets into the dock. Lastly, you can also pin a searched app or contact to the home screen.

The Microsoft Launcher allows you to change the wallpaper on your phone, or use theme colors or icon packs. Take a picture on your phone and it will show up on your Windows PC. With the app, you can set up a personal feed that includes news, calendar events, contacts and more. With the universal search, you can look for something on the web and inside your phone at the same time.

As far as Cortana is concerned, this version of the virtual personal assistant works in the same manner as the Cortana app made for Android. According to the listing on the Google Play Store, Cortana will help you "make a call, schedule meetings, change wallpaper, Continue on PC or read the headlines." With the Microsoft Launcher app for Android, you can:

  • Learn what Cortana is able to do through tips and suggestion
  • Invoke Cortana from Feed Cortana card, Search bar, shortcut, Double click up gesture and long press on home button(need manually setting)
  • Use Cortana to finish your basic phone tasks like call, SMS, app launching & voice search
  • Use Cortana to make your phone personalized like change wallpaper, change accent color or theme
  • Use Cortana to send your pictures to your PC
  • Chitchat with Cortana
  • Sync Cortana reminder with Launcher To-Do
  • Use Cortana to facilitate your work: create/query/view your meetings, remind you the commitment in the email
  • Read news using Cortana
  • Control system setting through Cortana

Microsoft's virtual assistant is integrated on the app in the U.S., Great Britain, Canada, Australia and China. To install the app on your Android phone, click on the sourcelink below.


source: MicrosoftLauncher via MSPoweruser

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4 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7034; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I see Microsoft is trying to win its way back onto mobile using an Android launcher with Cortana built in. Is wasn't bad enough that you burnt us with WP crap. Now you are trying to work your way back onto mobile, using of all things Android.

2. LiveFaith

Posts: 389; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Remember Winmob and PocketPC? M$ did all hey could to stifle / monopolize the mobile experience. Sitting on the hind ends for 2 years allowed Apple to walk in and stomp them. Unfortunately, we now have duopoly control of mobile from 2 giants who have zero concern for the individual.

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1201; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

New update is awesome! Cortana works quite well.

4. Fellwalker

Posts: 530; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

That list of what you can do with the Microsoft launcher is neither grammatically correct nor what is shown in the play store!

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