Cortana will reportedly float around on your PC with the next major update for Windows 10


Just last month, Microsoft released the first major update for Windows 10. The company has already started planning the next major update for Windows 10, which is codenamed as Redstone. The software giant is planning to deliver Redstone in 2 phases, one of which will be released sometime near June 2016, and the other will be released in late 2016. The update is expected to bring some exciting new features to Windows 10, including support for Extensions on Edge, improvements to Continuum, and more.

According to a new report from The Verge, Microsoft is working on improving Cortana with Redstone. The company is apparently working on a floating Cortana, which will allow Cortana to appear on top of documents to provide information and help contextually. The report states that the floating Cortana will be a “powerful search tool”.

Additionally, Microsoft is also working on an on-tap service for Cortana in Windows 10 Mobile, which will be the company’s take on Google’s Now on Tap. Redstone is also expected to bring improvements to the Action Center – according to the report, Microsoft is working on allowing apps to add widget-like functionality to the Action Center.

Redstone will be very interesting, for sure. Unfortunately though, there isn’t much info on it just yet — Microsoft just started working on it, and we expect to hear more about Redstone in 2016.

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