A lot of voice assistants can make calls and send texts without you needing to touch your screen, but Cortana couldnâ€™t do that on Android until now. The latest update comes with this capability, and even though it’s not a cutting-edge feature, it’s certain it will make your life just a little bit more convenient if you use Cortana regularly.
Whatâ€™s New In The Latest Update?
- Calling and texting is supported via Cortana voice input. Now complete these tasks without tapping on the screen.
- Your email commitments are archived in one central place.
How Does It Work?
According to those that have tested it on their device,Â it worked pretty well. Calling is a one-step process if you say “call Peter,” or a two-step one if you just say “call” first and make Cortana ask you for the name. Texting is much the same; saying “text Peter hello” brings you to a confirmation screen with options to send and cancel the message, but simply saying “text John” will cause Cortana to request the message first. It’s nothing we haven’t seen before.