With the most recent update to Windows 10, Cortana has learned three languages. This update is available for Insider members in the program’s Fast ring, starting today. Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil) and French (Canada) are the freshly supported languages. Each of these languages has an added flair to them.
“Cortana is fond of pasteis which is a common food found in many regions across Brazil,” Microsoft’s blog post reads. “And in Mexico, we added local flavor to reflect the accent and language of the country.“.
Other than the addition of the languages, Microsoft has also delivered several other new features to Cortana. In today’s preview build, users can also set simple reminders with Cortana, including events that don’t have due dates. It’s possible to return to these reminders later to set specific parameters. In future updates, Cortana “will be able to retrieve these upon request, just like a real personal assistant would,“, the Windows team promises.
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The Lock and login screens are also getting updated. They will both feature same backgrounds, which will be the one that you have selected for the lock screen. The company is also working on ways to improve the switch between the Lock and login screens.
Other than the added functionality, developers at Microsoft have also addressed several bugs that were present in Cortana. The major of which is a glitch where the digital assistant showed reminders for events that were already completed. Some PCs bluescreened after downloading certain drivers from Windows Update, but this build should take care of that problem. Other than this, Microsoft has now announced that all PCs involved in the Windows Insider program will be receiving now onwards Windows 10 firmware updates automatically as they become available.
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