What’s extremely popular would be Short Message Service (SMS), or text messages and these days chats and social networking, and in particular the most popular methods of instant communication since it became commonplace in the past. Did you know that consumers in the United States sent more than 2 trillion SMS in 2011 alone. That figure may now be decline thanks to instant messaging tools like WhatsApp, but nevertheless, it’s still an extremely popular form of communication. It now looks like Microsoft has recognized that importance, and seems to provide users with the functionality in Windows 10 to be able to send texts directly from a PC to a phone using Cortana.
Here’s a new video which shows how a text can be involked using Cortana; pretty concrete evidence.It doesn’t really need any official confirmation from Microsoft to provide a decent indication regarding the type of feature will be coming to Windows 10. Recent preview release of Microsoft’s Messaging and Phone apps on Windows 10 clarifies essentially the same apps (read Universal apps) that are found within the company’s Windows 10 Mobile-powered devices. Latest would be the Lumia 950, and Lumia 950 XL. It’s natural to assume that the same functionality lives within the desktop variants.
For now, the video shows us how the updated Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana that is integrated within the latest insider preview of Windows 10 build 10565. This message is bundled up and received successfullu on a Windows 10 Mobile-based devices. This message can be sent from a computer running Windows 10 build 10565 but it will never be received on the phone until the gadget happens to be running the internal build 10549 of Windows 10 Mobile OS.
So, it is still in beta and the feature demonstration is currently being developed and worked on, and it’s natural to assume that currently the services is full of bugs. Windows 10 fans rejoice with something to look forward to, with Microsoft hopefully planning on making this functionality available to public and across the board sooner than later.
There are still unanswered quetions about the Windows 10 SMS service using Cortana. Will Cortana be a requirement for this feature? Most probably, will the functionality eventually be introduced to all Windows 10-powered hardware, such as Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming console, or even Android and iOS devices running Cortana?
Check out the function in action, in the video below.