Microsoft released the first public beta version of Cortana for Android
Microsoft has expanded the testing program of the digital assistant Cortana to Android, making it available via the Google Play Store. Currently the app is only available for users in the US, but the company promises to soon expand its country coverage. Given the lack of support of the Russian language, cortana is unlikely to be available in Russia, but anyone can download the installation file and install the application manually.
The main change in the new version is the ability to remap the center button on the device to launch Cortana is Google Now. However, unlike the Windows version, there is no option to start Cortana with «Hey Cortana» is associated with different restrictions on third-party applications in Android. However, the app can be used to search, create reminders, tracking, flight information, etc and digital Notepad, which is controlled using the stored user information.