The changing Cortana plan by Microsoft is about to have penalty for some phone consumers. The firm has disclosed that the Cortana app will end operating after January next year for users in Canada, Australia, and the UK. Reminders, lists, and other Cortana content will not pop up in either Microsoft Launcher or the app, and a variant of the Launcher will come after January with Cortana eliminated. You can still hope for Cortana content to show up in the app for To Do, but you will not have a central hub to make it on your handset.
It is not sure if the closedown will impact the US or other nations. Media has asked Microsoft for additional info.
The firm is not shy about its reasoning. It is shifting Cortana into Outlook and other productivity apps by Microsoft 365, and shying away from its initial effort to place the AI assistant as a direct competitor to other separate voice helpers. It is even offering Alexa famous support in Windows. Cortana will continue—but you might have to alter your behaviors if you need to keep employing it.
On a related note, the November update of Xbox One is here, conveying with it a set of new tools and features developed to enhance your experience for gaming. First up is the launch of voice controls for Google Assistant. We have known this was arriving for a while, and after a small time in beta, it is now accessible to all Xbox consumers. If you have got a Google Assistant Home-based machine, you will be capable of launching apps & games, turning your device on and off, and controlling videos with your voice, and the normal “Hey, Google…” instructions. Also in the upgrade are gamertag enhancements for console, after the PC upgrade that witnessed the inclusion of a new display option and 13 global alphabets.