You can now replace Google Assistant or Bixby with Microsoft Copilot on Android

Latest update of Copilot's beta version places itself into the list of digital assistants available by default on your Android device
The image shows Copilot logo. — Microsoft
The image shows Copilot logo. — Microsoft

A latest update to Microsoft Copilot's beta version has now made it capable to take over the Google Assistant or Bixby as the default virtual assistant on Android devices. 

The operating system of Android does not confine users to only use Google Assistant as the default virtual assistant. For a specific time previously, Android's ecosystem had granted users the privilege to switch between Google Assistant and Bixby on Samsung devices. 

Google still lets users to replace its Assistant with its own AI chatbot called Gemini, previously known as Google Bard before getting rebranded by the search engine giant earlier this month. 

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Using Copilot as a virtual assistant

With Google Assistant and Gemini having held the place of the preferred digital assistant on Android, now the time has come for the Microsoft Copilot to serve as the preferred virtual assistant on Android devices by utilising its prowess backed by OpenAI's ChatGPT. 

Since the AI tool is running on ChatGPT's LLM, it will seamlessly cater to a diversity of queries based on individual preferences, providing the sought after results by digging the depths of the internet. 

Not only does it assist in text-related tasks, but in generating images by exploiting its image generation tool powered by DALL-E’s latest update with an enhanced language learning model (LLM). 

As reported by 9to5Google, the most updated beta version — 27.9.420225014 — of Copilot is capable to place itself into the list of digital assistants available by default on your Android device, which users can activate by holding the power button or, in some devices that are not specified, by swiping up from the bottom corner of the screen. 

When used, the shortcut does not bring the tool in a box overlayed on top of other apps on the screen, it simply opens the app with its basic chat function ready to use in a simplified manner. Since its for the beta version, we can hope that the upcoming versions of the app will be willing to go for a better and more facilitative user experience (UX).