Okay, remember the Cortana-powered thermostat that started up almost a year ago? Yes, that really gorgeous translucent thermostat with Cortana at its base? The one made by Johnson Controls, which was widely marketed as a Cortana power thermostat?
Well, Cortana is kicked out of his own house.
The Verge reports that Johnson Controls is introducing a software update to the GLAS thermostat, which rids Cortana of the thermostat powered by Cortana. "The Microsoft Cortana Voice Assistant will no longer work on your device. Moving forward, you will still have access to other voice assistants to control your thermostat via Works with the functionality of Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, "Johnson Controls said in an email to GLAS users.
So yes, despite everything you may have heard online about Cortana as a Microsoft priority for users, it just goes on to prove that it's wrong. I mean, Microsoft themselves are throwing away Cortana from their own products, so you really can't blame Johnson Controls here.
The whole situation is still funny. Alex, play Sad Trombone.
Tagged with Cortana, GLAS, Johnson Controls, Let it Go