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Microsoft Cortana launching today on Android
Microsoft Cortana launching today on Android

Microsoft Cortana launching today on Android

Just read that Cortana is launching today on Android and on iOS in the next few weeks blogs.windows.com/win…ok/

Microsoft's virtual assistant that is built into Windows 10 devices can do the standard 'what's the weather' and 'send text message' functions but also allows the syncing of your notifications from your Android device to your Windows 10 computer allowing you to reply to things like text messages from your desktop without picking up your phone, low battery alerts and fully synced reminders.

The app is rolling out now in stages over the next few days, so if it's saying not available in your country then it should show up soon - It now seems to be available to everyone as of 09/12/2016

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Great for people who like sending all their data and search info to MS.
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Shatwell

Great for people who like sending all their data and search info to … Great for people who like sending all their data and search info to MS.Heat added


All these search assistants are still too gimmicky right now. I don't know anyone who actually uses them.

Sir I serves me very well, thank you.

loiterer

Sir I serves me very well, thank you.


on Android?

Been using on android for ages

apkmirror.com/apk…se/
Edited by: "oli_rip" 8th Dec 2016

Says not available in your country

oli_rip

Been using on android for ages … Been using on android for ages http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/microsoft-corporation/cortana/cortana-1-9-8-1249-release/



​How do you get it in UK?

sam_of_london

​How do you get it in UK?


I just downloaded from site I quoted and installed on my HTC m8 android works and is fully integrated

what's wrong with the android one. nothing works well. still voted hot

Works very well on my Android. Excellent. Thanks OP

Interesting. I wonder if it will work better on Android, all the other MS products seem to be better on Android than on Windows Phone.

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Getting message on play store "this item is not available in your country" still voted hot

has this got an always listening mode, where you can activate from locked with voice?

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haroon_1ne9ne

Getting message on play store "this item is not available in your … Getting message on play store "this item is not available in your country" still voted hot



I've been getting the same message, it launched today but it's rolling out to everyone in stages over the next few days so will show up at different times for different people.

qtweeder

has this got an always listening mode, where you can activate from locked … has this got an always listening mode, where you can activate from locked with voice?



It doesn't, you need to have the app open to use the "Hey Cortana" 'feature', which is either good or bad depending on your stance on always listening features.

I hate Cortana

yep I wouldn't dream of using it anywhere

Shatwell

Great for people who like sending all their data and search info to … Great for people who like sending all their data and search info to MS.Heat added



​We give all our data to every other company so why not?

MazingerZ

All these search assistants are still too gimmicky right now. I don't … All these search assistants are still too gimmicky right now. I don't know anyone who actually uses them.



I use Sir I all the time. It is great for dictation, reminders, announcements, navigating the finder and other apps. It is usually very accurate. Being able to use it without activating the iPad is excellent.

It's a bit odd talking to a computer or tablet but once you (and others in the household) become accustomed it's really just like talking to a pet or a deaf aunt. I use enhanced Male British voice for feedback and reading web-pages aloud when my eyes get tired.

Thanks. Installed on S7 Edge at 00.30 hrs Friday 9/12/16. Have yet to use as didn't want to waken the whole house figuring it out. Lol. Heat added.

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It's just shown up for me too and it's working well, my reminders have all synced ok but I wish when setting a reminder manually (not via voice) I could use 24hr time instead of AM and PM, app notification syncing is also working well, it's turned off by default and you can set which apps are synced (like how you do for a smart watch) WhatsApp messages are showing up in Action Centre and you can even reply to them from direct in Action Centre without pulling out your phone.

omg omg omg I love cortana we were parted earlier this year < have cried several times over her (this is true honest, I have restricted sight, and she helped me so much with texting) I miss her every day I want my old phone back but MS are moving away from phones,

This has propper cheered me up, I do not mind waiting as long as we are reunited

give it a few more years and no one will be typing anymore, just talking to their phones

Thanks. Will give it a try

How is this an offer or a deal? Loads of software is free in the app stores.
Anyway, I have a OnePlus One and it got Cortana in an update months ago.
It absolutely caned my battery despite the fact that I never used it. It took a while to figure out how to remove it :-(

Marizu

How is this an offer or a deal? Loads of software is free in the app … How is this an offer or a deal? Loads of software is free in the app stores.Anyway, I have a OnePlus One and it got Cortana in an update months ago.It absolutely caned my battery despite the fact that I never used it. It took a while to figure out how to remove it :-(


Excellent point about battery usage

MazingerZ

All these search assistants are still too gimmicky right now. I don't … All these search assistants are still too gimmicky right now. I don't know anyone who actually uses them.



I use google voice all the time, its so much easier to search for stuff by voice.

miles136

omg omg omg I love cortana we were parted earlier this year have cried … omg omg omg I love cortana we were parted earlier this year < have cried several times over her (this is true honest, I have restricted sight, and she helped me so much with texting) I miss her every day I want my old phone back but MS are moving away from phones, This has propper cheered me up, I do not mind waiting as long as we are reunited



Rumoured to be making a Surface Phone..

MazingerZ

All these search assistants are still too gimmicky right now. I don't … All these search assistants are still too gimmicky right now. I don't know anyone who actually uses them.



Its very handy for doing stuff whilst driving, and safer as well.

Banned

elTuco


Brilliant

My first car was a Cortana. :-)

All this clamor for voice control/activation.

Imagine the racket if everyone used their phone with speech commands? The noise in the office would be unbearable.

uninstall ed as soon I installed as you can't use it without giving Microsoft access to everything

sreenireddy

uninstall ed as soon I installed as you can't use it without giving … uninstall ed as soon I installed as you can't use it without giving Microsoft access to everything



Which is no different to most apps available on Android, certainly as I have switched back from Windows phone to Android there is a multitude of apps that will not work unless you grant permissions.

MazingerZ

All these search assistants are still too gimmicky right now. I don't … All these search assistants are still too gimmicky right now. I don't know anyone who actually uses them.


Valid point. I never used this on my Windows phone and don't on my Windows 10 desktop. Still, always good to have on my Sony Android if I need it

Ok google is better than the Siri I currently have. Can't imagine cortana will be

Shatwell

Great for people who like sending all their data and search info to … Great for people who like sending all their data and search info to MS.Heat added




Is it not the case most of the apps we download on our smartphones?

Installed then uninstalled

" sorry I'm not able to connect to Microsoft account service "

MS have screwed up their own software and now they want to share their woeful wares with others.
They are like a recent divorcee at a party drunk to the gills bothering everyone with their sad self obsessed stories whilst tying to pretend they aren't feeling isolated and on a downward spiral.
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