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Cortana Can Replace Google Now on Android

News by Luke Jones on Monday August 10, 2015.

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Microsoft is currently busy with its Windows 10 roll out, with Windows 10 Mobile due this fall also set to occupy the software giant. However, Redmond makes more than $1 billion per year from Android apps and is focusing even more on launching software across platform. Enter Cortana, Microsoft's personal assistant that has been available on Android in beta form recently.

Now Microsoft is updating the app to version, which will allow Android users to make Cortana their default personal assistant, replacing Android's own Google Now. Accessing Cortana as your default will mean holding down the home button will now bring up Microsoft's assistant instead of Google Now.

Microsoft has not yet said when the app will be released in its full non-beta form.

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