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Microsoft’s Latest Windows 10 Update Brings Cortana to India

With the help of Cortana, Microsoft can expect to fight it out with Google Now and Siri.

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Microsoft is geared up to compete with Google Now and Siri in India with its voice-assistant feature called Cortana. With the help of Cortana, users can make voice-centric commands to their Windows PCs running on Windows 10 operating system.

According to Microsoft, Cortana has been customised to suit Indian users and allow your PCs to accept an Indian accent.

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Microsoft has released its first major update to Windows 10 that now offers services like Cortana, the voice assistant solution for users in India. Cortana will recognise your writing, whether it’s a phone number, email address or even physical address and help you set reminders. Cortana can also keep track of your events and movie bookings, sending you helpful reminders to know where to go and get there on time.
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Cortana is the biggest bet that Microsoft has ever made in the software domain. It may take some time before Cortana truly becomes popular, but it’s good to see that Microsoft is taking its solution to other platforms like Android and iOS.

In addition to the introduction of Cortana in the country, Microsoft has also dished out the feature on Maps that offers alternate traffic routes, marks your vehicle’s parking spot etc.

Windows 10 is being offered to all Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users for free, across the globe as Microsoft looks to fix its last Windows iteration.

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Snapshot

Key Features: November Windows 10 Update

  • Cortana supports accent of Indian users.
  • Improved performance of Microsoft Edge web browser
  • Traffic-based features on Maps
  • GIF images support on Photos

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