Microsoft revealed Cortana in April 2014 on Windows phones, and it made its desktop debut on Windows 10. But Redmond also built a standalone app for iOS and Android. It is also set for launch on the Xbox One in the fall and a month after Windows Insider members can now set Cortana as their phone or tablet’s default personal assistant.
According to the unofficial Microsoft News site, those currently using Google Now as their digital attendant can make the swap by simply holding down the phone’s home button, and tapping the Cortana icon. Choose “Just Once” to test it out, or “Always” to replace Google Now.
For now, Cortana for Android is available only in the U.S. and China; anyone interested in joining the beta group can find more details and sign up online. Early access is limited, though, so don’t be surprised if you don’t make the cut.