Latest in Android

Image credit:

Cyanogen will get cozy with Microsoft's Cortana

9 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

You can use Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant on Android right now, but it's not really integrated with Android. There's only so much the developers can do when they don't control the operating system. If Cyanogen has its way, though, you'll soon see what Cortana can do when the gloves are off. The company has revealed that it's working with Microsoft to integrate Cortana into Cyanogen's custom version of Android, kicking Google's own voice control to the curb. It's not clear exactly how this will compare to the assistant on other platforms, but Cyanogen hints that it could offer better control over third-party apps than rivals like Google or Apple's Siri. You could tell Spotify to play specific songs or playlists, for instance. The software should show up in the "next version" of Cyanogen OS, so you won't have to wait long to find out how well this tie-in works.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
9 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Kik Messenger will keep running under a different owner

Kik Messenger will keep running under a different owner

View
Netflix's 'Cowboy Bebop' production pauses after John Cho is injured on-set

Netflix's 'Cowboy Bebop' production pauses after John Cho is injured on-set

View
Nike puts an accessibility twist on its iconic Air Jordan 1

Nike puts an accessibility twist on its iconic Air Jordan 1

View
Alphabet’s Wing starts drone deliveries to US homes

Alphabet’s Wing starts drone deliveries to US homes

View
Boeing messages hint staff may have misled FAA about 737 Max

Boeing messages hint staff may have misled FAA about 737 Max

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr