Qualcomm unveils Smart Audio Platform with Cortana

While Alexa and Google are fighting for the leading position in the smart speaker market, Cortana by Microsoft is lagging behind. This should change soon after Qualcomm announced at CES 2018 its new Smart Audio Platform, developed jointly with Microsoft.

Anthony Murray, a senior executive of Qualcomm, commented that the “new platform is now designed to offer greater flexibility for manufacturers wanting to deliver highly differentiated user experiences, taking advantage of the power and personalization capabilities of Cortana.”

Jordi Ribas of Microsoft added that “support for…