Microsoft talked about its virtual assistant app “Cortana” earlier this year and its beta version for Android is expected to be available this month. However, an APK of the app has been leaked and is now available for download (courtesy suomimobiili.fi).
If you’ve used Siri (by Apple) or Google Now (by Google), you’re probably familiar with virtual assistants and how they work. Cortana by Microsoft works in the same way and allows you to schedule events, check local news, get weather updates and more.
While the official beta will be released sometime in the coming days, this leaked version can be downloaded from the link below . However, since this APK is not official, you should understand the risks involved and will need to enable “Unknown Sources” from your Android settings menu in order to install it.
What do you think about virtual assistant apps on Android? Do you use any one of these apps frequently? We feel they are most useful during driving and are excited about their integration with Android Auto for a seamless driving experience complimented by safer communication options.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on Cortana for Android. Once you’ve given it a try, feel free to comment below and let us know.