Microsoft has rolled out another update to Microsoft Cortana, their personal assistant app & service, for Android. The update is version 2.9.10 for those keeping score at home and should be hitting devices with the Assistant installed over the course of the next few days.
There are several improvements in this update, the most visible of which is and enhanced upcoming view for better calendar and missed reminders management. Now calendar events are more discretely listed in the Upcoming page which makes it easier to find upcoming events and reminders. There is also a new “Here’s what I can do” card at the top of the Upcoming tab to help you with some of the commands that you can give to Cortana.
Smart Suggestions for tasks have also been improved in this update. These include the ability to have a reminder added or an event added.
Under the hood of this update to Microsoft Cortana you’ll find that the listening has been improved in the Assistant so it hears your commands more clearly. This has the knock-on effect of improving overall accuracy of your commands.
Finally, for those of you in Canada, locale support for the country has been added in this update.
Microsoft Cortana is a solid Personal Assistant and if you are looking for an alternative to Google Assistant, this is one to consider, especially if you use Cortana on your Windows 10 PC. The app is free and you can set it as your default Assistant on your Android phone if you would like to do so.