Now, Amazon Alexa can be your default Assistant on Android

How to Set Alexa As the Default Assistant on Android

Amazon's Alexa Assistant has gained an ability to work on Android smartphones.

Mind you, as we've said all along, all Google has to do is roll out Google Assistant on Chrome and the game changes dramatically. Research firm Tractica estimates the enterprise market alone for voice-activated digital assistant software will reach $7.7 billion in 2025 and there will be more than 1 billion users by then.

Microsoft's Megan Saunders shows off the first Alexa-Cortana integrations. Users can set Amazon's Alexa as the default Assistant on any Android smartphone.

We also tried to do the same on our Samsung Galaxy S9 and the feature worked perfectly fine.

CONNECT WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS With the Alexa App, you can call and message Amazon Echo device owners and anyone else with the Alexa App on their phone or tablet. And in the left hand panel where Cortana would usually show info, it says Amazon Alexa, "You are talking to Amazon Alexa" and the Uber app instead.

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We've known for almost six months that Alexa and Cortana will soon work together, making each voice assistant platform more useful. Until now, the Alexa was available on the applications and smart home appliances as well as Amazon Alexa smart speakers. Now you'll be able to hold the home button to pull up Alexa.

"Our ongoing goal has been to make Cortana your intelligent assistant, wherever you need assistance, and across many devices and platforms; from Windows 10 PCs to iPhone and Android". She also used Cortana to send an email to the other person.

It should be noted that setting Amazon Alexa as the default assistant only allows users to activate Alexa by long-pressing the home button.

"For all of you developers out there building skills, Cortana and Alexa is going to enable access to more people across more devices", said Saunders.

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