Amazon and Microsoft are teaming up to make their respective personal assistants available to user base through their devices. This means that you will soon be able to summon Alexa on your Windows PC and bring up Cortana on your Echo speaker.
Microsoft today announced a big overhaul for Skype which brings a bunch of key changes to the fore. In addition to offering a new user interface, the update also introduces Chatbots and “Highlights”.
Microsoft Launches Skype Lite For India; Optimised For 2G Connections and Features Aadhar Integration
Microsoft today announced Skype Lite, a watered-down version of its messaging and video calling app optimised for 2G connections and low-end Android smartphones. The 13MB app is available in 7 different languages and is optimised to ensure it consumes less data and resources.
Microsoft‘s digital personal assistant, Cortana, has been available for Android for a while now, and Microsoft continues to work on improving the experience.
Microsoft has slowly but steadily been roping in Android OEMs to get them to preload its suite of productivity apps on their devices. The latest company to join this list is Lenovo which has entered into a “strategic relationship” with the Redmond company to include its productivity apps, including Microsoft Office, OneDrive, and Skype, on its selected devices.
Microsoft today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Xiaomi to “provide innovative user experiences” on the latter’s mobile devices. As a part of this agreement, Xiaomi will be pre-loading Microsoft’s Android apps — Office and Skype — on its devices.
Microsoft’s Garage Studios is at it again with another Android app, this time with a keyboard that’s designed to make doing a lot of different things even easier.
A report from the Financial Times claims that Microsoft has entered into a deal to acquire SwiftKey, known for their popular keyboard, for around $250 million. The Redmond based company plans on announcing its acquisition later this week.
At the end of August, Microsoft officially released its digital personal assistant, Cortana, as a beta for Android users.