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Your Android virtual assistant may already be Cortana

Cortana is Microsoft's virtual assistant, launched during 2014 for Windows Phone, and competes directly with Siri and also Google Assistant. What's new now that its latest update lets you set it as the default Android virtual assistant, temporarily replacing Assistant.

There are numerous advantages to using Cortana, one of which is the integration of the wizard with computers running Windows 10. Synchronization between applications is high, as the user can be alerted about his missed phone calls or messages from the PC screen. . Of course Cortana also makes similar queries Siri, for example, as a weather forecast and in the contact book.

The good news here is that the last wizard update brings in its settings the option to make it the default on Android, thus replacing the Google Assistant. Few Brazilian users are using the Google Assistant in Portuguese during the current testing phase, which is very strict, so I believe using Cortana, even in English, until Big G makes Assistant in the local language available to everyone else. a problem.

The start button can be configured to trigger Cortana instead of Google Assistant, or Google Now One Touch, depending on which mechanism you are using. For this you need to download the latest Cortana APK by clicking here, which is version 2.8.0.1810.

After installation, go to the icon in the upper right corner of the app (account) and select "Settings". Click on "standard assistant" and then "voice" and confirm Cortana as your Android personal assistant.

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Activating Cortana as the default Android assistant / AndroidPIT

In addition to consulting and managing activities, Cortana can be customized in different ways. You can change the default color of menus, use custom voice commands, set Cortana to activate on the voice lock screen, and also enable a side feed on the start screen, which gathers interesting information, such as Google Now. .

And, will you try Cortana until Google releases the Assistant in Portuguese? Or will it pass away?

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