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Microsoft is working on a new smart speaker

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Sandra Phillips | 12 May, 2018, 15:30

Many people might have rejected the Harmon Kardon Invoke smart speaker just because it is powered by Cortana. Microsoft's Cortana remains absolutely anonymous in the space where players like Amazon and Google continue to play hardball with Alexa and Google Assistant, respectively. While Mircosoft's Cortana was at the third rank before Apple's Siri. However, a new report indicates that Microsoft has been working with another company to release what could end up being their own branded smart speaker for Cortana. One of the primary cause of this is the limited use of Window's phone which has now been officially closed by the company. Undoubtedly the company will face a tough competition with Amazon's Alexa and others. Smart speakers with virtual assistants continue to grow even though we're seeing attempts from some companies flounder with their first device.

The tech giant is working with Taiwanese electronic hardware manufacturer Quanta Computer on the speaker, though the project is still in its very early stage, according to German site WinFuture.

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At CES 2018, Qualcomm announced that their Smart audio platform will begin support for Cortana. Apple has learned this the hard way with its HomePod. As of now Qualcomm would be the major hardware supplier to the company and will surely aim to create a powerful and effective smart speaker which can be used easily.

A new report from Roland Quandt of WinFuture cites "evidence in documents from a developer team" that shows Microsoft has been taking the initiative and is now working on its own design for a Cortana smart speaker. The device will get a bounce if it has some qualities better than Google's Homo device and other rival devices.

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