Cortana in the Car

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Will cortana for Android receive the incomming text capability and reply capability she had in windows phone with either the Ms Launcher or the Android app
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@Kris_Petrin  I am using Cortana Version 3.3.2.2712-enus-release on Android and compared with Cortana on Windows 10 Mobile the experience is diabolical when trying to use it hands-free.

 

With the ecosystem Cortana previously provided linking hands-free capabilities GPS and Microsoft Maps (and its downloadable maps) with the People App it was possible to simply say "Hey Cortana, drive me to Mum's" and quick as a flash the Maps app would open, the route would be planned and the reassuring message "Here We Go" would be heard.  

 

It wasn't necessary to touch the phone at all (which is now illegal while driving in the UK.)

 

With Cortana on Android the whole process of trying to use Cortana to manage texts and calls, or for satellite navigation, is totally disjointed, especially as there is no longer the option to wake the process by saying "Hey Cortana."

 

I use Microsoft Launcher on my phone, and I have also installed the Cortana App which provides a little more functionality.  I don't use Google Maps because I prefer to download maps to my phone for a much smoother experience rather than use mobile data to download small sections of maps everywhere I go.

 

Instead I use the Offline Maps and Navigation App from the Play Store, and normally I am able to speak to that via Google Assistant.  I would prefer not to have to use Google Assistant and rely on Cortana, but currently I have to tap the screen several times to use Cortana (even with the Cortana Mic shortcut being available) and Cortana seems unable to provide the services I require.

 

I have tried Android Auto but it doesn't serve my needs.  I would love to see another integrated service from MIcrosoft on Android using several different MICROSOFT apps linked via Cortana to return to the simplicity and freedom Windows 10 Mobile provided.