India is one of the 13 countries to get the updated version of Cortana as Microsoft is focused on “getting it right” for its “most important countries”
India will be one of the 13 countries that will get the updated version of Cortana this summer. The new version will be a part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Cortana’s Group Program Manager, Marcus Ash, told PTI that the update would be available for smartphones and desktop computers. He added that Microsoft is focused on “getting it right” for its “most important countries,” particularly India, China and Japan. Ash also said that Microsoft is starting to think about expanding Cortana to other languages given the different regional languages and dialects in India.
Cortana was officially made available in India with the Threshold 2 update to Windows 10. During Microsoft Build 2016, the company unveiled a number of new features that Cortana could be getting in the future. This included integration with Outlook, that would allow it to check emails and calendars. The personal assistant would also become more proactive and will suggest restaurants or arrange transportation. Additionally, developers will get complete access to Cortana’s proactive intelligence, which would allow them to make their apps perform tasks based on user context.