Microsoft’s plan to invoke speakers is likely to cause more resentment. The company will push a firmware update to the smart device to turn it into a Bluetooth speaker. “The firmware update will be automatically delivered to devices connected to WiFi within six months of its release,” the company said.
As an olive branch to the Invokers owners, Microsoft plans to send them $ 50 gift cards. To be eligible, you must have used your Invoke speaker to request something from Cortana between July 31and before today’s announcement.
As mentioned above, Microsoft also plans to remove the current iteration of Cortana from its first-generation Surface Headphones in early 2021. Once the change is complete, you will still be able to use the digital wizard, but only through the integration that is produces. with Outlook Mobile. First-generation headset owners can get a $ 25 gift card.
“We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this transition and we understand that these changes can be disruptive for some of our customers,” the company said.
How The points of Virgo, the changes mark another step in the reinvention of Cortana as a productivity-focused digital assistant. Cortana is not leaving, but Microsoft is tweaking the software to compliment applications like Outlook and Computers. In doing so, the company is likely to specify a more important site for the digital assistant, such as Assistant and Alexa. Of course, all this is a small consolation if Cortana bought the original vision of the company.