It is not new that Microsoft is working on a new line of mobile products after the sad end of Windows Phone. Microsoft, however, hasn’t said anything publicly apart from the fact that the new mobile devices will follow the design guidelines of the Surface Devices.
Yesterday, however, Cortana support of Microsoft Asia Research Institute accidentally confirmed the existence of Surface Phone while answering a question asked on Zhihu which is something like Quora, complaining of poor integration of Cortana on Android. The Microsoft Engineer said this was due to lack of permissions on the operating system, but also said that he’s looking forward to the perfect performance of Cortana on Surface Phone. The answer was later edited to add “but we do not know there will be a Surface Phone,” but I suspect if anyone would know it would be Microsoft Research.
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First of all, Siri and Bixby, two intelligent assistants installed in the smartphones, and Cortana is a third-party application, permissions support may be embarrassing. Windows Phone users may know that Cortana in Windows Phone was better than the Cortana app, Windows Phone Cortana was a lot easier to use. Microsoft Cortana (Xiao Na) is a cross-platform smart assistant, available across all devices including PCs and smartphone, trying to do more like WeChat Noda. For the smart assistant, permissions is a good thing, looking forward to the perfect performance of the Surface Phone (although Hana do not know will not be a surface phone). Of course, as a smart assistant, the pace of development is still relatively slow, but Cortana team will be working hard to make the assistant better. Last year in 3rd-anniversary celebration, Cortana saw all new features and support, three years is not a long time, but the move on this road Hana never forget, Microsoft Cortana team must live up to expectations.
Microsoft is rumoured to launch the so-called Surface Phone or Andromeda sometime later this year. Since it is associated with Surface, you can expect it to have a near perfect design and a premium finish along with great specs. The company has already patented some of the design which might be the designs of Surface Phone or maybe another project that we don’t know yet.
In any case, we will let you know when Surface Phone becomes official. For now, you can head to the comments section and let us know your thoughts on the device.