Cortana can now replace Google Now as a default assistant on Android

Google Android devices: Just swipe up from the Home button and Cortana can open by default.

Microsoft’s “Windows everywhere” is moving ahead full steam as the company has made it easier to use Cortana on Google Android phones.

The latest version of the personal assistant software adds a way to make Cortana a default application when swiping up from the Home button on an Android phone or tablet, reports Microsoft-News.


That’s new compared to the initial beta of Cortana for Android, which launched on a limited basis last month. With the older version, opening Cortana is similar to opening any app on Android: Finding the shortcut on your device and giving it a tap.

With version of Cortana for Android, Microsoft offers a more integrated experience to get help from the cloud-based personal assistant, making it more like Google Now, the comparable Android product.

Unfortunately, Cortana’s integrations still falls a bit short by comparison.

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