December 24, 2015 IBOMLLC Team

‘Hey Cortana’ Voice Prompt Disabled By Microsoft On Android

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On the latest update for Cortana app for Android; the artificial intelligence created by Microsoft to be your personal digital assistant on Android devices, Microsoft has disabled the voice prompt. Previously you could summon Cortana to do your bidding by just saying ‘Hey Cortana’ to your phone’s microphone, and the digital assistant will pop up ready to serve you.

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Microsoft made this update this week, removing the ‘Hey Cortana’ voice prompt. This development comes barely a month after Microsoft had released Cortana on the Android platform to users in the U.S. and China. The hands-free ‘Hey Cortana’ way of summoning the digital assistant on your Android phone is what makes Cortana a cool thing to use in the first place.

It seems Android users will have to continue enjoying Google’s own native digital assistant, which by the way can also be summoned by saying ‘Ok Google’ on your phone’s microphone. But as a user, this move by Microsoft feels like it is limiting our choices, in the numbers of digital assistant apps we can use on our smartphones.

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