Exactly a month ago, Microsoft revealed that it would be releasing its Digital Personal Assistant, Cortana for Android, in July.
While the Redmond Company has not launched app yet, the APK of Cortana for Android has been leaked online today.
These are the permissions that Cortana needs to run on Android devices:
And here is the Cortana Icon, the welcome screen, followed by some initial setup screens. You will need to sign in to your Microsoft account to use Cortana.
Cortana detects my Indian accent well, and gave me accurate answers for all my queries.
Here are a few things I asked Cortana.
- Tell me about yourself.
- What do you think about Windows Phone?
- What do you think about Windows 10?
- What is the current value of the Rupee?
- What is the current time in London?
- Tell me a Joke.
- Find me a good hotel nearby.
- I’m bored.
Find all the answers in the screenshots below:
And I also played around asking Cortana about rival platforms and apps.
- Do you like the iphone?
- What do you think about Google Now?
- What do you think about Android?
- What do you think about Apple?
This is what Cortana’s hilarious replies were:
You can also use Cortana to set reminders, set alarms, take notes and more. Download Cortana for Android APK from this page. The file is a 20 MB download.