Microsoft's Cortana app for Android gets a major update

Microsoft has updated the Android version of its artificial intelligence assistant Cortana that is available on the Google Play Store in certain countries. According to a report on Android Headlines the company has redesigned the Settings screen and added some new features in the update.

The tech-giant refers to the update as "a major evolution" of the digital assistant. The updated version of the virtual assistant is expected to be more versatile and accessible.

Image: Reuters

Image: Reuters

The new Settings update eases navigation, provides 'hands on' control for reminders by allowing easy access to change content, date, time or delete the reminder. Reminders can also be pinned on the top right corner of the user interface of a device.

The new update also bring hands-free calling and texting abilities to devices.

A recent update allowed users to set Cortana as their default digital assistant on the compatible Android devices. Microsoft also promised to bring 'a broad range of new functionalities in the future' on mobile versions of the virtual assistance.

The software giant recently released a new 'Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16251' update. The update allows Android users to test the new Phone-to-PC linking application. The new update will help users in sharing a link directly on their PC from their smartphone. But, the support has been not extended to iPhone users yet.


Published Date: Jul 30, 2017 01:27 pm | Updated Date: Jul 30, 2017 01:27 pm