Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Launched open beta Cortana voice assistant on Android – 3DNews

Last May, Microsoft announced plans to release a voice assistant Cortana outside of their operating systems. Shortly platform ownership “Cortana” augmented with iOS and Android, and the latest expansion of the OS already in full swing. The report on the official website representatives of the Redmond company announced the launch of open beta testing of applications.

wishes to join can safely proceed to the network service Google Play, and confirming voluntary participation in “beta” download Cortana on their phones. Android-version of the digital secretary is able to do almost the same things as her sister for Windows Phone, with the possible exception of a couple of tricks. For example, so far in using the voice command «Hey, Cortana» Android users can not activate the application, change the settings or enable the headset. But we should not forget that this is a beta version – in the course of testing, Microsoft promises to constantly increase the functionality of the application and promptly correct the popup error.

Not very good news for us is that, for the currently use the services of Cortana on Android can only be residents of the United States, who first gained access to the testing. But especially upset not necessary – the developers have promised that soon a “kortanoy” and will be able to meet people from other regions. Exactly when that happens, we will know in the near future.


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