Microsoft adds four new languages ​​to voice assistant Cortana




Microsoft has its voice assistant Cortana for Windows Phone Friday equipped with support for four new languages. It is French, Italian, German and Spanish. For now, the languages ​​are only try in the developer version of the mobile operating system.

Cortana supported all English and Chinese. This report includes four new languages, though they currently only available to users who have installed the Preview for Developers. Microsoft says in a blog post that Cortana in those languages ​​is in alpha stage and therefore to continue to lack functionality. So fly information not yet available and travel information for public transport to consult only for large cities.

The support for French, Italian, German and Spanish Microsoft rolls out Friday for devices with the developer version of Windows Phone, promising the American company. Users of the software giant can then provide voice and text input, so the voice assistant on the basis of information that can optimize itself before Microsoft software rolls out final.

Microsoft says hard work on regionalizing Cortana. This means that the personality of the voice assistant may vary between regions. As Cortana in Germany can make different jokes than in France, depending on subjects that are locally relevant. Additionally Cortana now also shows European football results, including those of the Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and La Liga.

The US software giant tweak some time to his speech and information service since that introduced this year for Windows Phone. In October foresaw Microsoft Cortana still new functionality, including an overview of information that is presented to the user at the beginning of the day. Among others, the first appointment of the day, the weather and the expected travel time are shown to work or appointment. It is not yet known when Cortana is available in Dutch.

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