Tuesday , September 26 2017

Microsoft’s virtual assistant, Cortana, is Coming to Android lock screens

Microsoft’s virtual personal assistant, Cortana, seems to be coming to Android lock-screens very soon. We understand that Microsoft have begun beta testing a version of Cortana that allows access directly from your phones/devices lock screen, according to a report from MSPowerUser.

It would seem that the version of Cortana under test allows users to enable the service to access to the phone lock screen and thus enabling the Cortana icon to appear on your Android lock screen as you wake your device up. From there on the lock screen, simply swipe the icon across the screen to access a Cortana panel and get the information you need.

It is believed that Cortana will work with any lock screen, meaning you don’t have to forgo your phone’s default lock screen, or your custom third-party lockscreen if you use one..

If you have been successful in installing the Cortana app while it’s in beta, and have been able to install it, what do you like about it? Is it better than Google Assistant or other Personal Assistant apps? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: MSPowerUser.
Via: Droid-life.

Alex Dennis   Journalist

By day, Alex works within the Industrial Relations field/occupation but by night and in his spare down time he searches the net for anything and everything relating to Android and Chrome related products and news.

Other various interests Alex has include, Accessible transport for people with disabilities along with LGBTIQ and Health related fields and interests for again for people with disabilities.

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I don’t get that, what’s in it for them?


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