Cortana for Android and iOS is finally here: Better than Siri and Google Now?
Cortana for Android and iOS is finally here: Better than Siri and Google Now?xbox.com

Microsoft is doing everything in its power to convince PC owners to upgrade to Windows 10. After offering free update to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, Microsoft decided to mandate the upgrade by making Windows 10 part of "recommended software" in 2016.

After forcing users' hands, Microsoft is now trying to tempt users with some interesting features. As a part of November update, Microsoft officially launched Cortana in India with complete local voice and accent support.

Cortana, the digital voice assistant by Microsoft, will be deeply integrated into the Indian customs. It will recognise Indian festivals such as Diwali and answer any questions users might have. In response to what Cortana thinks of the widely-celebrated festival of lights, it says "in the courtyard of AI imagination, I would light up a thousand diyas," NDTV reports.

But that's not all; Cortana is also available in other markets including Japan, Australia and Canada with customised experiences for each market.

According to Windows official blog, the update also improves Cortana to recognise phone number, email address and physical address and lets you set reminders. Windows 10 users can also book and track Uber ride, but only in the U.S. for now. The virtual assistant is also designed to work with several other apps including BookMyShow to find and book tickets for movies in nearby theatres, look into your emails to remind you about any upcoming events and more.

The first major Windows 10 starting rolling out to all users on Thursday and Microsoft noted that Windows 10 will be available on select mobile phones soon.

[Read: Windows 10 Mobile release date: List of eligible Lumia smartphones and availability]

"With this update, there are improvements in all aspects of the platform and experience, including thousands of partners updating their device drivers and applications for great Windows 10 compatibility," the Redmond based software titan said.

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