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Windows 10 update: Cortana now understands Indian accent

Windows 10's first major update brings Cortana to Indian audience; brings improvements to web browser

By: Tech Desk |
Updated: November 15, 2015 2:14:17 pm
Microsoft starts rolling out first major update for Windows 10 with Cortana for India Microsoft starts rolling out first major update for Windows 10 with Cortana for India

Windows 10 has been around for over three months now and it has already been installed on over 110 million computers and countless new machines are being shipped by Microsoft and its OEM partners everyday. Microsoft has now announced a new update to Windows 10 that brings several new features and bug fixes.

While Microsoft has been updating its OS with Insiders program, this is the first major update that will be available to all consumers. The update will be available free from the Windows Update.

These are the major improvements to Windows 10:

1. Faster Boot Time: The new update fixes some of the bugs and now has nearly 30 percent faster boot time compared to Windows 7 on the same device.

2. Cortana: The real big update from India perspective is Cortana. Cortana is finally available to Indian consumers and it now understands Indian accent. It has been updated to reflect the local accent and speech patterns of Indian consumers. Microsoft has integrated Paytm to make mobile payments and it is also able to make trip arrangements. Like many Indians, Cortana also enjoys cricket and considers Sachin Tendulkar as national hero of the sport.

Watch Cortana dictate an email (App users click here)

3. Microsoft Edge: Microsoft’s web browser designed for mobile and modern web now comes with preformance improvements along with tab preview option. The new option allows users to hover over open tabs and get a preview. Microsoft Edge is now capable of syncing favourites and reading list items.

Microsoft says it is also bringing performance improvements to Mail, Calendar, Groove Music, Xbox Store and other Microsoft apps.

Windows 10’s first major update is all about Cortana reaching the Indian audience and adapting to Indian accent.

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