Download Cortana from the Google Play Store All the folks at Windows Central still love you even if you're going over to using an Android phone.
Windows Central is committed to providing all the Microsoft content you want, and we've got an app in the Google Play Store so you can keep tabs from your new phone.
The sad truth is Windows 10 Mobile just isn't competing right now, so the holiday season may well have been the opportunity to make the switch.
Note: Originally published in July 2011, this article has been revised periodically based on software updates, reader comments, email inquiries, and various other inputs.
Among many other enhancements, specs for Apple’s “New i Pad” (aka i Pad 3) and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, and screenshots showing aspects of the Samsung tablet’s mid-2012 upgrade to Android 4.0 (aka “ice cream sandwich”) are now included.
The only absolute Google necessity you need on an Android phone is a Google Account.
Without one, you can't sign in to the phone or download apps.
The truth is, you can happily switch and still be all about Microsoft if you want to.
After all, why should you give up the services you love just because you change phone platforms?When most people think about innovation, they think of companies like Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Google because those companies appear to have some kind of magic that other organizations lack.If your company wants to make lightning strike repeatedly, consider these points.Cortana can't do quite as much on Android as on Windows, but it's still pretty useful for more than just replacing the Google Assistant.On Android, you can use Cortana to sync notifications to your PC, which is handy to have on any platform.In today's technology-driven world, "innovation" has become a basic expectation.