Microsoft has today rolled out a new Windows 10 Mobile Build of their upcoming operating system that will be launching on July 29th 2015, providing a look at the final Cortana ahead of the final release of the software.
In the latest release Cortana can now track flights and packages whenever users receive emails that contain specific details for the required service, and will be able to pull up the information and alert users.
Microsoft’s Cortana personal assistant that competes with the likes of Apple’s Siri has also had a number of features re-enabled and can provide answers to questions for, weather, currency information and stocks. Microsoft explains :
“Tons of fit and finish changes: There are far too many subtle changes in the UX to cover. You’ll notice some obvious ones right away, like the PIN pad is now transparent and slides up over your Lock screen image instead of displacing it. You’ll see many changes to fonts, icons, layout, etc. and the UX will feel more complete than what you used in 10080. We’re doing a lot of refinement to the UX right now and you should see more of that work in the next build we flight.
Cortana’s experience has gone through a rich set of improvements and is now very close to our final design. We’ve made adjustments to cards in Cortana’s homepage and in the hamburger menu. We listened to feedback from Windows Insiders and added the dark theme colors to Cortana’s UI to make our UI more cohesive with the rest of the OS.
Tracking of your flights and packages has also been enabled so when you get an e-mail with flight or package information from supported providers they show up in the Cortana experience and Cortana will also alert you about them.
Alerts for going to work, going home and the airport are also enabled again. Further you can ask questions to weather, currency information, stock quotes and more and get the answers directly inline. That makes it easy to quickly check on multiple locations or stock tickers. To explore further and get the full experience you can tap on these results.”
For a full list of all the new features available in the latest Windows 10 Mobile Build jump over to the Microsoft Blog.
Source: Tech Crunch
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