Cortana Leaked Apk is Here!
Microsoft has previously said that Cortana would launch on Android phones at the end of June, followed by iPhones “later this year.” While there’s no update for iOS today, we’re in July now and the statement above confirms the Android beta launch is now expected in the “next few weeks.”
We asked Microsoft where this leak may have come from. “In the spirit of the Windows Insider Program, we’re testing the Cortana for Android beta with a limited number of users in the U.S. and China before releasing the beta publicly in the next few weeks,” a Microsoft spokesperson told VentureBeat.
This is likely Microsoft’s way of saying that this file didn’t originate from an employee — a tester either in the U.S. or China probably uploaded it. To be clear, this leak isn’t just a bunch of screenshots: it’s the actual .APK file, which means anyone with an Android device can install it by simply disabling the security setting for sideloading apps.
Here is what happens when you first launch Cortana on Android: