Notebookcheck
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Cortana for Android gets lock screen support

Cortana for Android 2.5 brings lock screen feature
Cortana for Android lock screen
Just as previously announced, this new update to Microsoft's Cortana for Android comes packing the ability to use the digital assistant on the lock screen of the handset as well.
Codrut Nistor,
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Microsoft's Cortana has been available for Android since December 2015, although an APK file containing it leaked online earlier. At the end of last week, Microsoft Cortana 2.5 arrived on Google Play store on the same day as Google Assistant began its roll out to all Marshmallow and Nougat phones via Google Play Services.

The new update to Microsoft's virtual assistant offers its users the ability to use Cortana on their handsets' lock screen. However, this option is not enabled by default. To activate this feature, the user simply needs to access Cortana's settings and enable it. After that, the floating Cortana logo should appear on the lock screen below the "Swipe to open" text.

For now, the ability to use voice commands and ask questions are not available while Cortana is being used on the lock screen. After swiping, Cortana can provide access to the personalized news feed or the schedule.

In this moment, Cortana for Android holds a 4.2 out of 5 stars rating in Google Play after 17,522 user votes. The app is compatible with Android 4.4 KitKat or later and has been installed by more than a million users.

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5464 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2017 03 > Cortana for Android gets lock screen support
Codrut Nistor, 2017-03- 6 (Update: 2017-03- 6)