Cortana for Android leaks out ahead of official launch – download the APK here!

by: Jimmy WestenbergJuly 17, 2015
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Microsoft announced its plans to bring the Cortana virtual assistant to Android a few months ago, and a beta version of the app was slated to launch sometime this month. An early copy of the app has leaked to the Internet today, and you can download it via the Google Drive link below. Just keep in mind that since this file doesn’t come directly from Microsoft or anyone affiliated with the company, you’ll need to download and install at your own risk.

If you’re at all familiar with Cortana on Windows 10 or Windows Phone, you’ll be right at home here. Once you launch the app for the first time and enter in a few tidbits of information, you can start using Cortana just like you would Google Now or Siri. Microsoft’s voice assistant will help you schedule events, update you on local news, weather, sports and much more.

This version of the app seems to be stable enough, but this is still a beta version, so there will be many more improvements coming over the next few weeks. As for the app itself, Cortana’s main screen houses your feed, similar to what you’d see on Google Now. There’s a slide out menu on the left side that houses your Notebook and Reminders, as well as the Settings menu.

We’ll go more in-depth with the voice assistant later today, but for now, feel free to download the APK and try it out for yourself!

  • Jeremy Gill

    Does she not talk, or is it just my phone?

    • Randy N. Gaston

      Not all results are answered with a voice. Try asking, “Cortana sing something for me” and you will get an audible result

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  • Brandon Campbell

    App just opens and then crashes after install. AT&T Moto X 2013 with 5.1 installed

  • oisinmcguigan

    working on LG G4

  • The_Firm

    Would be awesome if Cortana and Google Now battled it out on your device similar to the 2 man enter 1 man leave scenario! Prolly see a few screen blimps and hear choice 4 letter words during the battle…lol.

    • jOn Garrett

      Might be able to do that on a Galaxy via split screen. Run both apps at the same time on one device.

      • Aks-SuperMan

        Maybe not even in split screen , you may use 1 window at a time

  • Anil Kumar

    it is not working for moto G :(

    • Randy N. Gaston

      Works on my Moto G 1st gen.

  • mike207

    download broken. mirror?

  • RobMtl007

    Does anyone know if the Beta version of Cortana has Insteon intergration.
    I know that that the Windows Mobile version of Cortana works with Insteon.
    Regards Robert

  • adam kitson

    works fine on htc one (m9)

  • Charles ‘Chuck’ Talley

    Works really well on my Moto G 2014 running CM12.1.

  • Romario Kurti


  • The link doesn’t work for me, all I get after clicking download is this message:

    Sorry, you can’t view or download this file at this time.

    Too many users have viewed or downloaded this file recently. Please try accessing the file again later. If the file you are trying to access is particularly large or is shared with many people, it may take up to 24 hours to be able to view or download the file. If you still can’t access a file after 24 hours, contact your domain administrator.

    • Nevermind I just waited an hour and got the download. After a few minutes of trying Cortana works for the Nexus 7 2013 (5.1.1), such as voice commands, and quick comments, however the bing results aren’t showing up.

      • Aks-SuperMan

        I think Bing would not be available on android even with final release

  • md

    Can’t use it on my moto x 2014, keeps crashing everytime.

  • akshayraj m.

    Not working on moto x gen 1 (installation done properly after signing in the app closes)

  • Guest123

    Do i have to click on the mic button all the time i wanna ask something? it’s a little annoying.

  • Gourab Biswas

    Bad thinking ,,, Now i am using Lumia 640xl ..i am not agree to compare with andoried user ,,Cortana was my exclusive soft , and i was proud that soft ,, But no more

  • Dusan

    I still have not received Cortana on my “premium” Lumia 1520…. and how long ago was it released? It doesn’t matter if I live in Sweden, I speak and understand english. So **** you Microsoft.

  • Ripon Saha

    Download latest verion of Cortana from

  • franky

    My scanner ay that has virus inside?