Cortana – Microsoft’s Voice assistant is set to launch in April – Details

Microsoft’s voice assistant “Cortana” going to launch in April for Windows 8.1 based devices – Details

As the technology is developing daily, we have seen so many improvements in the Gadgets of these days. As we already heard about controlling your Smartphone using your voice and we heard about the two popular digital voice assistants called Siri and Google Now which are more popular and are used in iPhone and Android devices respectively.

Cortana in Halo

If you already own iPhone or Android device then you may be enjoying the voice control features on your devices, but for the windows mobile owners earlier there was no such voice features, but there is nothing to worry Microsoft is reportedly working on digital voice assistant and have codenamed it as ‘Cortana’. This feature will be available to windows 8.1 user and is expected to release in April this year. Cortana is named after the artificial intelligence character in Halo and Jen Taylor will be voicing Microsoft’s digital assistant.

According to Tumbler user MSFTnerd, Cortana beta will launch in April and will be available to developers in the US at the same time, he also said that it will be released on the Bing app for iPhone this year and for the Xbox One and next-gen Windows from 2015.

Rumours about Cortana first came to light on September last year. The Verge obtained some screen shots of this app, which indicated that this will work with notifications, Phone calls, alaram, weather, calendar and it is also said that it will provide the suggestions about the nearby places using GPS of the device.

Cortana Features

Are you eager to try this new digital voice assistant codenamed “Cortana” and want to let us know what are the features you would like to have in this app then you can openly share with us in the comment section.