Microsoft has been coming out with a major hardware revolution off late, as the company has been coming out with a much larger number of hardware devices than ever before. The Surface Pro, Surface Book, Several Mobile phones, the XBOX, and oh, the Microsoft Band! Microsoft Band 2 comes out into the markets as one of the most unique offerings from the company, and with the latest update, Android users can make use of Cortana using the Microsoft Band 2.
This has been among some of the most popularly awaited updates, and the company has finally begun the support.
“Cortana is now available on Android – With Cortana on your Band, you can access your personal assistant for instant notifications of important events, communications, and voice-active info without reaching for your phone. Speak into the mic on your Band to Cortana to take actions for you, get facts, and more,” notes Microsoft.
While Cortana has already been on Android for quite a while now, the integration of the Microsoft Band 2 with Cortana brings several new features to the mix. Users can now command Cortana through the mic on the Microsoft Band 2 device, and the phone will perform the action. This is a big step up for the company.
Many other updates were also introduced, including several bug fixes. An update for the Health App now allows the users to challenge their friends who also own the Microsoft made bands over workouts and runs.
Users can do much more, such as check the weather on voice command, set alarms, reminders, as well as make quick searches. The company has detailed here on how to set up and use Cortana on Android.
This indeed has been a big change, and was one of the most awaited changes for the users of the Android devices. Cortana now supporting Android devices over the Microsoft Band 2 is expected to help the device gain some positive responses from the markets.