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Cortana Launched for Android, Cyanogen OS Exclusive Features

Cortana launched for Android
Microsoft has finally launched Cortana for Android, it’s digital assistant application on Android(4.1.2+) today. Microsoft launched a beta test for the app back in July, then opened it up to the public in August. Now the voice assistant is available officially on the Google Play Store. It’s launched in US and China till now.

If you own a Windows 10 PC, Cortana will help you out even more. The voice assistant will allow you to send text messages from your Windows 10 PC. A great feature! Isn’t it?
For beta testers, the official app doesn’t have any new notable features. The app is has all the major bugs fixed and a stable optimized mic settings. 

Hey Cortana, Meet Cyanogen

Cyanogen and Cortana 

Additionally, Microsoft has announced that Cortana will be included in the OnePlus One’s upcoming CyanogenOS 12.1.1 OTA later this month. This means that Cortana on the OnePlus One will be able to toggle network modes, power down your phone, and much more just like we see in Windows Phones. OnePlus One users will also be able to use “Hey, Cortana” feature from any screen (even while using another app) and the voice assistant will answer.

For Android users (except OnePlus One): 

* The “Hey Cortana” feature is possible in the Android play store version if the user is in the Cortana app or in the Android home screen. Missed call notifications work for Android devices with a Windows 10 PC of 1511 or above. (Similar to “Hello Google”) 

• Set and get location and time reminders across your PC and phone. 

• Get notified and send a quick text reply from your PC if you miss a call on your phone*. 
• Track packages, flights, scores, stocks, and other important info across your PC and phone.
• Use Cortana’s Notebook to view, edit and manage your interests.
• Get information and answers to all kinds of questions. If you’re looking for it, Cortana can help find it.
• Have a little fun in your down time — ask anything, get jokes, and much more.

SOURCE:  Windows Experience Blog

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