Way before its official release on Google Play store the beta Cortana app has leaked, and it appears to be fully functional. .
Microsoft Cortana app is a intelligent personal assistant created by Microsoft is based on Windows platform is now going to release for Android and sooner for iOS too. Like many other personal assistant apps in market namely SIRI, Google Now etc. Cortana lets you access location, contacts, voice input, search history, calendar details and much more.
Also you can set reminders, recognize natural voice without the user having to input a predefined series of commands, and answer questions using information from Bing (like current weather and traffic conditions, sports scores, and biographies). You can use your voice to search or enter queries in text, and Cortana is accessed just like any regular Android app. In Windows platform you could activate the assistant by just saying “Hello Cortana” which is missing for Android version.
The app has a few Google Now-ish features with weather, news, and local destination cards. The voice features are the real selling point, though. Talking about its interface which entirely matches with the miniature version of Cortana app for Windows 10.
One of the major deal is that Cortana app asks for a Microsoft account and after login, you’ll be bought to Microsoft Bing Search engine over Google’s. Cortana is disabled for users aged under 13 years.
An official preview version of the Android client is expected in the coming weeks.
So would to like to give Cortana a try? or you’re happy with your default Google Now, let us know ?