New leak reveals more for the personal assistant Cortana of Windows Phone
The voice assistants in the platforms are among the most interesting and quickly developing features. Siri of Apple and S Voice of Samsung improve their functionality with every next update and become more and more personal and customizable. Windows Phone will also get personal assistant called “Cortana.” The concept for this feature is expected to be seen in the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 Blue update in the beginning of next year.
Yesterday, a new leak with details about the personal assistant for Windows Phone emerged on the internet. If you wonder why Microsoft has chosen this extraordinary name for the feature, the answer is that it is inspired by the AI character in the Halo universe called Cortana. The new assistant will have the improved capabilities to learn and adapt, perhaps similar to the possibilities of Siri. The “knowledge” of the personal assistant will come from Bing, according to ZDnet. It seems that the new personal assistant will assure support for alarms, notifications and weather alerts. It will be able to control the settings for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc. Recent leak with screenshots of the Cortana were shared via The Verge giving a glimpse on what the assistant will offer. Microsoft is constantly working on improving the user interface and the functionality of the feature, so be open to see some changes when the update arrives next year.
Right now, Windows Phone platform works with the Bing voice assistant. It is getting regular updates from Microsoft but the feature is still not completely satisfying for users’ needs. Many comment that it is still too early to predict what the new personal assistant Cortana will provide. The description of the concept, revealed in the leak certainly draws attention of users. It raises the expectations for a great functionality of the app. What are your expectations for the feature? Feel free to share your thoughts.