May 20, 2018

Microsoft is working on a Cortana smart speaker

12 May 2018, 03:52 | Casey Mitchell

Rumour: Microsoft and Quanta may be working on own-brand Smart Speaker

Report: Microsoft and Quanta are building a new smart speaker

Currently, Cortana is available only on Microsoft's platforms like Windows 10, Windows Phone 8.1, Xbox One, Windows Mixed Reality and Microsoft Band with the exceptions being Android OS and Harmon Kardon Invoke Speakers. A smart speaker can play heavenly music, but if the virtual assistant is not in the top two, sales will fall behind.

The launch of this Cortana supported smart speaker is still covered, but the documentation points towards an early start so that they can include a large number of people before the launch of any other versions of Apple HomePod, Google Home Mini and Amazon's Echo.

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As of 2017, Alexa controlled a huge 62% worldwide market share among digital assistants, while Google Assistant recorded impressive growth and captured a market share of 25%. Also mentioned is that the design doesn't necessarily mean it is Microsoft's own speaker. It is powered by 4 ARM Cortex A7 processors and has a clock speed of up to 1.3 GHz. This may not seem like a powerful chip but a smart speaker doesn't need good processing power as everything is done in the cloud.

Let it be noted, that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been quick to "disappear" products or projects that don't meet a certain standard and the Quanta development could be all for naught in the end. A lot of things have to be considered before they decide to manufacture it in large scale. However, one can presume, the speaker will have a cylindrical design as is common with most smart speakers. Smart speakers with virtual assistants continue to grow even though we're seeing attempts from some companies flounder with their first device.

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There are a few other manufacturers that are linked with Microsoft and may release a Cortana-based speaker in the near future.

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