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Microsoft Launches Full Beta of Cortana on Google Play

News by Luke Jones on Monday August 24, 2015.

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Microsoft today launched a public beta of Cortana on Google Play, bringing its virtual assistant to the Android mobile platform. However, if you are outside the United States you will not be able to see Cortana as Microsoft is only launching the app in its home nation for the time being. We are sure that the virtual assistant will move to other markets in due course.

Cortana will only be available for devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above.

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.

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