Microsoft Copilot reportedly testing ability to function on Windows 11-linked Android phones


Microsoft’s artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot Copilot has reportedly received a new update that gives it the ability to manage certain tasks on a linked Android smartphone. According to the report, the feature has certain requirements that must be met before it will work as designed. After setting it up, users can ask Copilot to send text messages or summarize messages in their smartphone’s inbox. The feature is currently available to some beta testers and is said to be available only on the Copilot web portal.

Copilot AI updated with the ability to manage Android phones

As per a report by Windows Latest, this new feature has been added as a server-side update, which brings new capabilities to the AI ​​chatbot via the Phone Link plugin. The feature is said to be in beta stage right now, and only those who have signed up for the Copilot beta program will be able to use it.

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Copilot AI being integrated into Android smartphones
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According to the publication, to use this feature, users need to be on Windows 11 and connect their Android 14-based smartphone via the Phone Link app. Alternatively, users can also use the Link Device feature to connect their handset to the service.

Once connected, the Copilot chat interface will reportedly be able to control certain functions in the smartphone. For instance, users can set alarms, get text message summaries, and even receive and send messages. The AI ​​chatbot is also said to be able to access contacts available on the smartphone.

With this integration, users can ask the AI ​​on their PC to check and summarize the latest messages, ask Copilot to draft and send messages, and even ask it to share contact details of specific people.

The main benefit of this setup is that users can perform a number of tasks with simple text prompts, without needing to scroll through apps or move between interfaces. Since the feature is in beta, there is no clear timeline on when it might be rolled out to the public.

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