Microsoft has been slowly cutting back on the features supported by their voice assistant, Cortana, including removing its integration from Android handsets and taking away support for basic features such as setting timers.
It seems the company has now started the phase of building it back up again, with ALumia reporting that Microsoft has released a significant update for Cortana Beta, taking it to version 2.1912.18729.0, which introduces a number of new features.
- Suggested Taks: Although at the moment there is an empty section, the activities are in turn divided into three sub-categories (Found, Active and History).
- WakeWord : Microsoft has introduced the possibility to start Cortana simply by saying its name (as was already possible with the old Cortana app). The feature does not appear to offer the ability to set your own wakeword yet.
- Redesigned settings: Microsoft has significantly improved the settings of Cortana (Beta), introducing a more elegant and responsive hamburger menu;
- Support for old versions of Windows 10 has been eliminated: You can now download Cortana (Beta) only on Windows 10 PCs with a build 19023 or higher on board;
- Corrections and improvements
Some of the features can be seen illustrated in ALumia’s screenshots above.
Currently, Cortana only supports US-English, with Microsoft set to withdraw from most of the world. It remains to be seen if the space will be filled by competitors such as Amazon’s Alexa or if Microsoft will claw its way back up to relevance again.
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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series is going official in just a few short weeks and this week we’ve learned pretty much all there is to learn about the entire collection. Today, another Galaxy S20 leak details the full specs on all three main models.
What’s familiar with all three variants? Samsung is using a centered punch-hole design with a 20:9, 3200x1440p 120Hz AMOLED panel of varying sizes. All three variants also share Android 10 pre-installed, IP68 water resistance, 128GB of base storage with microSD, and, at least with these variants, an Exynos 990 chipset. In most regions, though, we’re expecting a Snapdragon 865. This spec sheet doesn’t mention RAM, but previous rumors place the Ultra with up to 16GB.
What’s different? Let’s talk about the standard Galaxy S20 first. The smallest of the three, this device still packs a 6.2-inch display, a slight jump up from the S10’s 6.1-inch panel. The S20 carries dimensions of 152x68x7.8mm, not too different from the S10. There’s also a 12MP main camera, 64MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, and 12MP ultra-wide camera. Samsung is apparently using these sensors to craft up to 30x digital zoom and offering 8K video recording. There’s also a 10MP front camera with 4K video. A 4,000 mAh battery rounds out the spec sheet.
The Galaxy S20+ carries a similar spec sheet. It has the same set of cameras but adds a ToF sensor to the mix as well. There’s also a larger 4,500 mAh battery to power the 6.7-inch display. As pictured below, the S20+ is quite a bit larger than the S10+ with dimensions of 162x74x7.8mm. By comparison, S10+ measured in at 157.6×74.1×7.8mm.
Finally, there’s the S20 Ultra which is, as previously detailed, is absolutely ridiculous. It has a 6.9-inch display, 167x76x8.8mm body, and a much more elaborate camera array. There’s a 40MP front-facing camera and, on the back, a 108MP primary camera, 48MP telephoto camera with 10x optical zoom, 12MP ultra-wide and a ToF sensor too. Samsung is using this array to create 100x digital zoom. Rounding things out is a 5,000 mAh battery which is, again, pretty ridiculous.
What do you think of the Galaxy S20’s leak specs? Drop a comment below and let us know! The Galaxy S20 goes official on February 11th.
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While Samsung doesn’t sell its Exynos 990 Galaxy flagship chipset in Canada, we’re still interested in this leak directed at the European and Asian markets, which comes from well-known leaker Ishan Agarwal.
Looking at Agarwal’s tweet (seen below), each of the leaked phones say ‘5G.’ It’s unclear if the devices will come to Canada with these exact specs. If the specs are different, they’ll likely still be very similar.
Exclusive: Full specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Series are here! Some interesting details: Exynos 990 for all three phones in European and Asian Markets. 40MP (?!) Front Camera for S20 Ultra! Checkout the image!
LINK(Please add link in credits): https://t.co/az6WmSkNK7 pic.twitter.com/XsDfaINkbE
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) January 17, 2020
What’s noteworthy about this tweet is the 6.9-inch display and 20:9 aspect ratio listed for the Galaxy S20 Ultra, indicating that the phone is going to be very tall.
Additionally, the handset will reportedly feature a 5,000mAh battery and a massive 40-megapixel wide-angle front camera. The device is tipped also to feature a 108-megapixel primary shooter and another camera with 10x optical zoom and up to 100x digital zoom.
All three handsets will feature screens with a 120Hz refresh rate and an ‘Infinity-O’ display.
What’s missing from these specifications is how much RAM the phones will feature. Past rumours indicate the S20 Ultra will sport up to 16GB of RAM, and that the S20+ is set to feature up to 12GB of RAM.
In Canada, both devices will almost certainly feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor instead of its Exynos 990 chipset.
Source: Ishan Agarwal (@ishangarwal24)
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