Lenovo Gets Microsoft Cortana Search Capabilities For Its Devices
Microsoft Corporation has advanced its aim of expanding its Cortana assistance, to non-Microsoft devices, by signing a new partnership with Lenovo. The latter will now employ Cortana to run searches in Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive on its devices.
The partnership was announced during the Chinese computer manufacturer’s Tech World event.
“This deep, exclusive platform integration gives Cortana a much larger inventory of information to search, opening up an entirely new level of contextual search and giving users the most comprehensive, seamless and natural way to find their personal digital content,” Lenovo explains in a blog post.
Lenovo will utilize Cortana capabilities in beta version of its REACHit assistant app, and so it will bring the final version of the app possibly in fall 2015.
“REACHit makes it possible for Cortana to do more for you,” stated Microsoft. “It’s available exclusively on Lenovo PCs and tablets running Windows 10,” Microsoft says.
Moreover, Lenovo introduced its own digital assistance service during the conference.The CEO of the Chinese smartphone maker company confirmed the availability of novice assistance service for all users of Microsoft OS.
Microsoft has signed a similar contract with Dropbox as well, which allows users to perform the tasks of accessing, saving and running documents directly on Dropbox. Now the Redmond is optimistic to provide users with data search results without imposing any restrictions regarding the storage devices.
Prior to its partnership with Lenovo, Microsoft has already committed with iOS and Android for bringing Cortana to rival devices.
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