Use this leaked Cortana APK to load the personal assistant on your Android device now

Use this leaked Cortana APK to load the personal assistant on your Android device now
Cortana is the virtual voice activated personal assistant for Windows Phone that is making its way to iOS and Android. Earlier today, we showed you some screenshots from the Android version of Cortana, which is currently in Beta. And even though the official version of the app is probably very close to being launched, Android users can install the app right now, thanks to a leaked APK of Cortana for Android.

Just keep a few things in mind before you download the Cortana for Android APK. Remember that it is not a finished product, so don't expect it to be perfect. Cortana for Android will be available at first only in China and the U.S. Microsoft says that it will roll it out to more countries as time goes by. To load the APK, you first need to enable the "Unknown sources" setting by going to Settings > Security. Enabling the feature will allow you to install apps from unknown sources. To load the APK, click on the sourcelink. The file weighs in at 19.1MB.

Right now, saying "Hey Cortana" won't wake up the ol' gal on Android, but Microsoft is working hard on bringing over as many of Cortana's features to Android as possible. This, however, is going to take some time.

source: com.microsoft.cortana.apk vi, Microsoft via RedmondPie

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18 Comments

1. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Finally I get cortana on my android!

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5654; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Now I have Cortana on my Android But no Cortana on my PC with Windows 10 MS need to remove the region lock from Cortana on Windows 10 Just let me set it to UK or US English That's what I did with Google Now, since some features aren't available in NZ English yet

5. BobLawblaw unregistered

Where in NZ are you?

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5654; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Auckland :)

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7043; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

People should wait for the official app to be placed on Google's play store. This is bypassing all that.

2. golki.mayank

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Just started using Cortana on my android smartphone. Clearly its unfinished, and as m in India so not all features are according to here... Waiting for Indian version to launch.. But it's voice recognition is spot on! And voice feedback is way more natural than that robotic Google Now!

16. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Still not as good as Google Now though. I'll wait for the final version, yet still I doubt it'll be any better.

4. Mik3_xciD

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

lol f**k this. I use my google now to unlock phone, play music on lockscreen without even touching the phone. So for me google now is the best. period

11. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Did you try it or are you being a stupid fanboy?

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Will use it when its official release. I planning to assign one of my Android phone to be dedicated Microsoft app tester. Microsoft has release a lot of apps on Android. They even have a lock screen that seem pretty cool. Even Google lacks one on play store.

14. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

He obviously didn't try it. Google now is only a little bit better but lacks personality unlike cortana. Source: I own ios, android and am a windows phone user so I've used all three.

19. Mik3_xciD

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Tried it and i am too lazy to be a jobless fan boy. Maybe i would like it on win phone but on android google now gets most of my job done. period

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

Downloaded and running since yesterday on my BlackBerry Passport. Not bad...eagerly awaiting the final version.

10. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Good but not great like she on WP/Windows 10

13. Plutonium239

Posts: 1180; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Android users will never have the experience with Cortana that can only be had on Windows Phone(and now Windows 10 mobile), as Cortana cannot be integrated into Android the same way it is in Windows Phone. She will always have less capabilities(Unless perhaps Microsoft were to build their own flavor of Android).

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Not really necessary. Microsoft have full access to Android source code just like Google. How did you think ROM developer could make all those changes in Android. BlackBerry could even integrate Android into their own OS. Can be done just take more effort. Seem like Microsoft is heading that direction under the new leadership.

17. Plutonium239

Posts: 1180; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Microsoft does not have full access to Samsung's flavor or android or HTC, etc. So I doubt they would be able to make it work like on windows phone, unless they make a Microsoft flavored version of Android.

18. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I gotta give this a try,

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