Dec 22 AT 4:04 AM Nick Gray 0 Comments

Microsoft disables Cortana’s voice activation on Android


Microsoft’s Cortana finally made its official debut on Android a few weeks ago, but Microsoft has just released an update to the app which disables its “Hey, Cortana” voice activation feature. The feature was pulled after Microsoft (and thousands of Cartana users) discovered that it was causing conflicts with Android’s voice recognition system and often rendered phones completely unresponsive or simply wouldn’t allow them to make calls.

There’s no indication as to when Microsoft plans to reinstate Cortana’s voice activation feature, but we’re hoping that it’s soon. Cortana still has a long ways to go before it’s as good as Google Now, but it’s a good app and a great alternative for those who use Android but live their lives within the Microsoft ecosystem.

If you’re a Cortana user, will you keep using the app without its voice activation feature?

Via: Engadget

Source: Google Play

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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