Cortana can now replace Google Assistant on your Android phone

Google Assistant Launcher

Google Assistant Launcher

The Microsoft service will prompt you to set it as your system's default assistant, but you can hit up the settings menu and find the defaults subsection under apps section.

You've been able to configure the default assistant in Android as Cortana for quite some time, but the option is hard to find. While you might be thinking that this is something that has been around since 2015, you would be partially correct.

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As per the testing done by Android Police, you can't set Cortana to launch via an OS-wide voice command using this method, and the app doesn't work in landscape mode for the time being either.

The app itself is available below this story at the source link.

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There is also the built-in digital assistant that comes with Android already, which is Google Assistant. Google Assistant is still pretty new so people have not had as much experience with Google Assistant as people have had with Microsoft Cortana. If you choose it, you are then redirected to the "Assist & voice input" section of settings where you have the switch the "Assist app" from Google to Cortana.

As, the app can now walk you through the process of associating Cortana with a long-press on the home button. On launching app the first time, it asks if you'd like to set up some basic features like lock screen support. Once logged in, you get an option to set Cortana as the default assistant. You have to open the app, go to the user's profile on the top right corner, and head to the settings app. The latest updated app brings with it an improved app performance as well as calendar consistency across PC and phone.

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