Microsoft announced its plans to offer its Cortana digital assistant to Android devices earlier this year. Now a website has posted their impressions and images of a closed beta version Cortana running on Android.
The site, Techweez, says that it ran the Cortana beta on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. It claims that the beta version was stable with no bugs discovered. It add:
"Though what we interacted with is not the final version, it functions as expected. Loading it up, it quickly presented me with weather information that was pretty much in line with my beloved Weather Timeline's forecasts and does the basics really well, just like on Windows Phone. Creating notes, setting up the alarm clock and of course the best part is asking Cortana random things."
Microsoft has said that a open beta version of Cortana will be launched for all Android owners sometime later in July. This article also has links to an APK download of the beta, but we will not provide direct links to this file.
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