The Voice Assistant Battle Is Heating Up as Microsoft Enters with Cortana

The Voice Assistant Battle Is Heating Up as Microsoft Enters with Cortana

However, on taking a look at the images of the Cortana-powered speakers by Harman Kardon, it has been predicted that the device will be available in two colors, black, and silver. Harmon Kardon now sells the Aura Studio, a $399 wireless Bluetooth home speaker system featuring a 360-degrees of room filling sound using proprietary DSP technology. This means it provides you with the capability to control music playback, make and receive voice calls with Skype and other basic capabilities packed in each voice assistant.

This feature was revealed when Microsoft released a Device Setup app in April, leading us to think that a Cortana-powered speaker was imminent. Microsoft shared previous year that the Cortana Devices SDK was then in private preview and would be made available more broadly in 2017.

Cortana -Personal Digital Assistant: Cortana is your truly personal digital assistant created to help you be more productive.

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As well its digital assistant functionality, the Invoke can be used to handle Skype calls.

In addition to being powered by Cortana, Microsoft's answer to Siri and Alexa, the Invoke's other big selling point will be Skype calling built in. A built-in microphone allows you to command it from across the room to call on Cortana. Considering many tech enthusiasts already have a Gmail account, a Google calendar, and maybe even a Google Play Music account, their second place status didn't hinder their ability to make moves in the voice assistant race to the top. Neither Microsoft nor Harmon Kardon have said how much Invoke will cost, only that it will be released later this year.

Harman Kardon has a reputation for high quality speakers so one of the things we can be certain of is that the Invoke will sound good.

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The research company released a report at the end of last month that detailed their findings for the first quarter of 2017. The sheer dominance of Google's Android operating system in the mobile market also comes with a flipside.

The Invoke represents Cortana's debut in a smart speaker.

The Invoke will be available in the United States starting this fall, and for now, a spokesperson for Harman says there are no immediate plans to bring the product to other countries. After the success of Amazon Echo, which was launched in 2014, the smart speaker market has come a long way.

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