Microsoft Copilot: A New AI Assistant App for Android Users

Microsoft has launched a new app for Android users, called Copilot, which can act as a default assistant app on their devices. Copilot is an AI-powered chatbot that can answer questions, provide information, and perform tasks, such as booking flights, ordering food, or playing games.

Copilot is not just a chatbot, but a conversational AI platform that can learn from the user’s preferences, habits, and feedback. Copilot can also access the user’s data, such as contacts, calendar, and location, to provide personalized and contextual responses. Copilot can also integrate with other apps and services, such as Spotify, Uber, and Netflix, to offer a seamless user experience.

Copilot is based on Gemini, a set of AI models developed by Microsoft, which also power its assistant and image-generation capabilities. Copilot uses natural language processing, computer vision, and machine learning to understand the user’s queries and generate relevant and realistic answers. Copilot can also switch between text and voice modes, depending on the user’s preference.

Copilot: How to Set It as a Default Assistant App

Copilot is available as a beta version on the Google Play Store, and users can download it for free. To set Copilot as a default assistant app on Android devices, users need to follow these steps:

  • Open the Settings app on the device and tap on Apps and notifications.
  • Tap on Default apps and then on Assist and voice input.
  • Tap on Assist app and select Copilot from the list of options.
  • Confirm the selection and grant the necessary permissions to Copilot.

Once Copilot is set as a default assistant app, users can launch it from any screen by swiping diagonally from the corner or pressing and holding the home button. Users can also use the wake word “Hey Copilot” to activate it by voice.

Copilot: A Competitor to Google Assistant and Bixby

Copilot is Microsoft’s attempt to compete with other assistant apps on Android, such as Google Assistant and Bixby. Google Assistant is the most popular and widely used assistant app on Android, which offers a range of features and integrations, such as Google Lens, Google Maps, and Google Photos. Bixby is Samsung’s own assistant app, which is pre-installed on its devices, and offers a similar functionality to Google Assistant.

However, Copilot has some advantages over its rivals, such as its ability to generate images of people based on prompts, such as “a medieval knight” or “a famous singer”. Copilot can also create content, such as poems, stories, code, essays, songs, and celebrity parodies, using its own words and knowledge. Copilot can also help users with writing, rewriting, improving, or optimizing their content.

Copilot also claims to be more ethical and transparent than other assistant apps, as it does not collect or store any personal data from the users, and it does not share any data with third parties. Copilot also respects the user’s privacy and does not reveal any personal details about the user or the people in the images.

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