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!