Tuesday, July 21, 2015

In the Internet leaked beta version of Cortana for Android / News software / 3DNews – Daily Digital Digest – 3DNews

The Internet got a beta version of a virtual assistant Cortana for Android. The official release of the utility will be held on July 29 the day the release of Windows 10.

Cortana was originally designed as a virtual assistant for Windows-based devices, the first access to it got the owners of smartphones based on Windows Phone. Several months ago, the software giant announced the release of Cortana clients for iOS and Android, which will have access to documents, calendar and other important user information.

appeared on the network client for Android are functionally and visually strongly resembles counterparts for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10. The utility can answer questions, send SMS, create reminders, etc.

This Android Assistant from Microsoft can not be activated by voice command “Hey Cortana”, like in Windows. This is likely due to the restrictions imposed on applications for the platform. Also, this version of the assistant can be activated independently, to lose a reminder if the user is currently asleep.

Microsoft is now doing everything to its programs and services are accessible to the maximum number of devices. For example, last year the corporation has released individual packages of Office for Mac, Android and iOS. In this regard, the appearance of Cortana on the two most popular mobile platforms has not caused a big surprise.

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