Android users can fire Google Now and replace it with Cortana

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Microsoft recently unveiled plans to launch its Cortana digital voice assistant on arch-rival Google’s Android OS, but until now, you could only use it as a standalone app. However, the latest beta (1.0.0.204) lets you activate Cortana instead of Google Now by pressing and holding your Android home button. That’s a new way for Android users to test the app’s friendly ways and be tempted away from the businesslike Google Now. Since Cortana relies on Bing, it’s also a sneaky way for Microsoft to do an end-run around Google search.

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