Microsoft has quietly launched its AI assistant, Copilot, on Android with little fanfare, dedicated Copilot app is now available on the Google Play Store, providing users with a new way to chat with the AI on their phones.
Copilot first debuted in September 2023, Windows 11 Copilot as an AI chatbot integrated into Bing, Microsoft 365, and Edge. Last month, Microsoft renamed its previous Bing Chat and Bing Chat Enterprise products to Microsoft Copilot. Now the assistant arrives on Android as a standalone app.
Copilot runs on large language models from Microsoft and OpenAI data. In fact, Microsoft recently announced Copilot will incorporate OpenAI’s latest GPT-4 Turbo and DALL-E 3 models over time to drive further innovation.
At its core, the Android app provides a very similar experience to Bing Chat. Users can have natural conversations with Copilot to get helpful information or creative ideas. However, the interface focuses more heavily on the chat functionality compared to Bing.
Key features provided by Copilot include:
- Drafting emails, stories, scripts and more
- Summarizing complex texts
- Translating and proofreading content
- Creating personalized travel plans
- Optimizing resumes
- Generating images from text prompts with DALL-E integration
Copilot aims to boost productivity and creativity using the latest AI advancements. And by combining the language capabilities of GPT-4 with the visual imagination of DALL-E 3, it opens new possibilities for both efficient chatting and stunning image generation.
Early feedback suggests Copilot’s responses are quick, complex and accurate thanks to the GPT-4 foundation. And some users already have access to Turbo mode, which makes the assistant even faster and more capable.
The launch on Android now makes Microsoft’s AI assistant easily accessible on both mobile and desktop, provides a dedicated interface to tap into Copilot’s conversational abilities compared to the search box-focused Bing app.
Looking ahead, Microsoft is positioning Copilot as the future of AI interaction, plans to continue improving the assistant’s knowledge and skills over time, Android launch represents the latest step in deploying Copilot across Microsoft’s products and making it ubiquitously available to users.
Between accessibility on mobile, planned upgrades, and tight integration with Microsoft’s ecosystem, Copilot aims to become a versatile AI productivity booster. The Android app puts these capabilities directly in more users’ hands. And it underscores Microsoft’s commitment to leading in the emerging AI assistant space.