Microsoft’s plan for Invoke speakers is likely to cause the most outrage. The company is pushing out a software update for the smart device to make it a Bluetooth speaker. “The firmware update will be delivered automatically to devices connected to WiFi within six months of its release,” the company said.
As the olive branch for the owners of Invoke, Microsoft plans to send them $ 50 gift cards. To be eligible, from July 31st. By today’s notice, you must have used the Invoke Speaker and asked someone at Cortana.
As mentioned above, Microsoft also plans to remove the current iteration of the Cortana from its first-generation surface headset in 2021. In the beginning. Once the changes happen, you’ll still be able to use Digital Assistant, but only through the integration that comes with Outlook Mobile. First-generation headphone owners can receive a $ 25 gift card.
“We have spent a lot of time thinking about this transition and realize that these changes may upset some of our customers,” the company said.
How The Verge points, the changes mark another step in Cortana’s invention as a productivity-oriented digital assistant. Cortana won’t go away, but Microsoft is improving the software to better complicate programs like Outlook and Commands. In doing so, the company is likely to expect to create a digital assistant niche from the assistant and Alexa favorites. Of course, all this is a small consolation if you have acquired the original vision of Cortana.