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Microsoft’s Cortana is now available on the Android lock screen

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Microsoft has been tweaking Cortana on Android and iOS recently, and the latest addition is a new lock screen option for Android today. While the feature has been in beta since January, it’s rolling out to everyone today. Microsoft isn’t replacing existing lock screens with Cortana, but you’ll be able to access the digital assistant simply by swiping left or right on a floating logo, making it just as quick to access as Google’s own options.

Alongside the lock screen integration, the Cortana home section of Android is getting refreshed today with information like calendar events, weather, and travel time to work displayed as soon as the app is launched. Microsoft is also launching Cortana for iOS and Android in Australia today, making it the third country the mobile app is available alongside the US and UK.