安卓手机用户注意 锁屏使用Cortana不是梦想

经过一系列的测试,微软正式宣布,公司将其虚拟助手Cortana应用至了Android设备的锁屏界面。微软希望将客户的一天概述显示在锁屏界面上——即提供当日天气、通勤时间、航班以及会议信息等资讯——这样,用户可以一目了然地知晓自己的行程。该功能旨在与同样提供类似信息的谷歌语音助手技术竞争。
在Cortana测试版本中,用户可以进入功能的设置菜单,以打开Cortana在锁屏界面的信息聚合功能。打开信息聚合功能后,用户除了在锁屏界面上看到“滑动打开”图标之外,还会看到一个浮动的Cortana标志。如果用户滑动该标志,个性化信息流将会显示出来,这其中包括用户的时间表和Cortana提供的其他信息。微软证实,公司虽是在本月早些时候推出的Cortana锁屏整合功能,但该功能现在已经广泛应用。微软同时表示,用户还可以与Cortana进行互动。这意味着用户可以向其虚拟助手提出问题,就像对待苹果Siri或谷歌助手一样;同时,用户还可以让该虚拟助手执行各种任务计划,例如设置提醒。
这个功能可能会让微软借助自身平台优势进一步挑战谷歌。谷歌在PC领域只推出了Chrome操作系统,但与此同时,Windows用户则可以同时将Cortana应用至台式机、笔记本电脑和移动设备(包括iOS和Android,而不仅仅是Windows 10)。那么,用户将Cortana添加到自己的手机上,可能用处更大。
微软表示,公司还改进了Android上的Cortana,不仅使信息更易阅读,而且还进行了其他优化,如快速添加提醒和新日历项目等功能,用户更容易查看、编辑和添加项目到列表中。
微软在今天的公告中提醒用户,Cortana在去年12月更新了iOS和Android平台上的设计,其设计核心是更容易让用户使用。当时,默认的用户界面是紫色的,而不是早期Cortana的蓝黑色。微软在那次升级后的几周内就添加了更多的颜色选项,包括蓝色、绿色和黑色。Cortana的iOS和Android平台版本,除了在美国和英国可用,今天开始,也可以在澳大利亚运行。

https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/27/microsoft-brings-cortana-to-the-android-lock-screen/

Microsoft brings Cortana to the Android lock screen

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Following a series of beta trials, Microsoft officially announced this morning that it’s bringing its virtual assistant Cortana to the lock screen of Android devices. Initially, Microsoft had tested putting an overview of your day on the lock screen – offering information like the day’s weather, commute times, flight or meeting information, and more – where it could be seen at a glance.

The feature was designed to compete with Google’s own Assistant technology, which also offers similar information.

During the beta, users could head into the Cortana’s Setting menu to switch on lock screen integration. This would place a floating Cortana circle logo with “Swipe to Open” on the screen. If you swiped it, you’d be shown your personalized feed, schedule and the other information Cortana offered.

The Cortana lock screen integration was rolled out earlier this month, Microsoft confirms, but it’s now widely available.

Today, you’re also able to interact with Cortana above the lock, the company says. That means you can ask questions to their virtual assistant, as you could with Siri or Google Assistant, for example, as well as perform various tasks like setting reminders.

This functionality could further challenge Google on its own platform. As Google’s only entry in the PC space is Chrome OS, it may be more useful for Windows users to add Cortana to their phones, given its interoperability across desktop, laptop, and mobile – including iOS and Android, not just Windows 10.

Microsoft says it has also improved the Cortana home on Android, making the information easier to read, along with other improvements like the ability to quickly add reminders and new calendar items, plus easier access to viewing, editing and adding items to lists.

Cortana in December rolled out an updated design on iOS and Android, Microsoft reminded users in today’s announcement. This upgrade had been focused on making it easier to get things done by putting the most important tasks more towards the center of the experience. The default experience is very purple, instead of the blue-and-black of the earlier Cortana look and feel. However, Microsoft added more color options in the weeks after the upgrade, including blue, green, and black.

In addition to its U.S. and U.K. availability, Cortana for iOS and Android is also launching in Australia today.


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