The beta version of Cortana for Android has been updated adding some new features. Version 2.9.0 is described by Microsoft as a “major evolution” and has new hands-free calling and texting options, redesigned settings page and quick access to your reminders.

Recently Microsoft added the option to have Cortana be the default assistant on Android so it can listen via the home button. Overtime Microsoft are increasing the feature set of Cortana on Android taking over many of the built in Google functionality.

Cortana is available from the Google Play Store.

What’s New

Cortana 2.9.0 is a major evolution. This release gives you…

• Quick hands-on control of your reminders

• Move reminder to top right corner

• A redesigned settings page to easily manage Cortana

• Hands-free calling and texting

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