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Cyanogen launches Cortana for OnePlus users in India

Cyanogen has started rolling out features from Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant for users running Cyanogen OS 13.1 on OnePlus One in India, reports NDTV. The company mentions that the ‘Cortana India update’ will start rolling out automatically when on WiFi. Note that Microsoft had launched an update to Windows 10 in November last year, which made available its digital personal assistant Cortana in India, Canada, Japan and Australia. In India, Cortana has been designed to work with apps such as BookMyShow. The voice assistant also recognises Indian festivals and customs, reminds the user of upcoming events and reschedule meetings. Users will be able to use Cortana for things like turning WiFi on and off, setting an alarm, searching etc. Cortana is more closely integrated in Cyanogen OS than in vanilla Android, and hence can carry out more integrated commands like toggling WiFi. Other than this, new features include a new Cortana mod for Camera and Lock Screen, which enables users to use voice commands to take selfies or start searching from the lock screen itself. In May last year, Microsoft also announced the availability of an app bundle called Phone Companion for the PC, which would let Windows 10 users install Cortana on Android and iOS devices. The bundle includes support for OneDrive, Office 365, Skype, OneNote and the Music app with Outlook. Changes made to Cortana’s Notebook are visible across all devices. Cortana works across PC and phone, and is also integrated into Microsoft’s new browser Microsoft Edge, which…

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