Cortana for Android to arrive a little later than planned
Last month, Microsoft announced that it was taking the leash off its digital assistant Cortana and letting the service run wild across mobile platforms, confirming plans for both an Android and iOS app. The company warned us that the iOS version could still be a few months off, but the Android release was set to debut quite soon, tipped for availability by the end of June. It looks like those release plans have hit a snag, though, and in a new post today Microsoft informs Cortana fans that they’ll have to wait a little longer before they can try it out on Android.
The new plan, according to Microsoft, is to make a beta of Cortana for Android available to test starting sometime in July.
When that day eventually comes, if you want to try the app it looks like you’re also going to need to be a Windows 10 user – in all its language about the Android Cortana app, Microsoft describes it as a companion to Cortana on the desktop, so you’ll need to be running the Windows 10 Insider Preview to take advantage of it. While that’s sure to limit casual interest in the beta, Windows 10 adoption is only set to improve as the formal end-of-July release date nears.