Microsoft’s Cortana is currently one of the most popular digital assistants. It is competing with the likes of Siri from Apple, Assistant/Google Now from Google, and Alexa from Amazon. And in an attempt to convince more and more users to switch to Cortana, Microsoft has started to test a new feature on Android platform.
Microsoft is reported to be beta testing Cortana on Android lock screen feature. This feature will allow Android users to access Cortana directly from the lock screen without unlocking the smartphone. This feature will be prompted by the app after the first launch once the compatible version is installed.
Once the feature has been enabled, Android users will see a floating Cortana logo on the lock screen which can be swiped left or right for triggering the assistant. This way, users will be able to use Cortana for all the purposes without unlocking the phone.
If you don’t want to wait for the public release of this version and are eager to try out Cortana on Android lock screen feature, you will need to register to become Cortana beta tester.