The company has obtained the necessary patent.
Microsoft may release a smart wireless headphones — the competitor AirPods. This week, the company received a patent for a headset with a built-in voice assistant and a number of interesting features.
If you believe the patent, Microsoft headphones will connect to smartphones and other devices like TVs and Xbox wirelessly. The user can control these devices using voice commands. The headset will also be taught how to answer questions about the weather, the situation on the road, set reminders and alarms, take notes, make calls and send messages. In addition, the case adds a sensor that measures the temperature of the wearer. Detailed specifications and design of the gadget so far kept secret.
Probably, the headphone will work on the basis of the virtual assistant Cortana. The system is integrated into Windows 10, and is also available as a separate app for iOS and Android.
The presence of a patent does not mean that Microsoft has already started work on a competitor to the AirPods. On the other hand, the company is interested in creating wireless headphones with voice commands. Smarter Cortana compared to Siri — it’s a huge advantage that it’s silly not to use.
Source: Patently Apple