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Microsoft launches Copilot for Android; iOS version coming soon

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Microsoft has quietly released the Copilot app for Android users that lets them chat and create with the help of artificial intelligence.

The app is powered by the latest OpenAI models, GPT-4 and DALL·E 3, that can answer complex questions, generate images, and help users draft documents or emails.

According to Microsoft, users will at least need Android 11 to run Copilot smoothly.

First reported by Neowin, the Copilot is not a completely new app, as it is similar to the Bing Chat app that was launched earlier this year. However, Copilot has some new features and improvements, such as the ability to toggle between light and dark themes and turn on or off the recently added GPT-4 model, which is more advanced than its predecessor, GPT-3.

Microsoft describes Copilot as a pioneering chat assistant that can improve users’ productivity and creativity. Users can access Copilot within the Microsoft Edge browser for Android, SwiftKey, Skype, and other apps that support it.

They can also use Copilot to casually discuss anything as the app can handle various topics and domains.

Source: Microsoft

Copilot is available only for Android users, who can download it free from the Google Play Store. According to the app’s listing, it was released about a week ago on 19 December.

iOS users, however, are not left out, as they can still use the same capabilities of Copilot via the Bing app, which is available on the App Store. The Bing app allows users to chat and create with AI, search the web, get news, and access other Microsoft services. As per a report by Windows Latest, the iOS version is expected to come out soon.

Copilot was launched in September via the Windows 11 22H2 update and several other features. On Windows, Copilot can perform tasks such as pulling data from Outlook to Calendar or changing the theme of the OS. However, on Android, it works just like the Copilot on Bing, where people can only chat or generate content.

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Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: kumarhemant@pm.me

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