The much-touted free update is actually little more than a few tweaks, bug fixes and re-workings of ideas from older versions of Windows. Cortana, Microsoft’s voice-activated personal assistant, can no also be used from the lock screen. That said, Microsoft is extending the offer for a specific group of people: those who use assistive technologies, such as text-to-speech software for those with visual impairments.
The summer update also introduces “Background Music”, a feature which lets users listen to music in the background while they play on the Xbox One. The Xbox One Update will add in features like controlling the volume, play/pause via the Xbox dashboard in the middle of a game. The background music will continue playing even after the user starts a game.
What is the Anniversary Update? This is because Microsoft isn’t releasing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for Windows 10 Mobile devices today. As of now, there aren’t many compatible apps, but more will be available in the near future. Microsoft will open up the store to more developers in the upcoming months.
Improved Sharing on Xbox One – This part of the update makes it easier for gamers to share pictures, videos and other content with the community. With the expiration of that offer, users who missed it for whatever reason will have to resort to this backup plan.
As compared to Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, which have their own stores for extensions and themes, Microsoft is using the built-in Windows Store to provide access to such content. You can now select any language regardless of your location, so if you move country you can keep your language and set your new location.
One of the main reasons behind this upgrade offer is the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which launches tomorrow and includes new accessibility features.