Some leaked screenshots of a new Windows 10 build, Build 9901 have appeared in Russia. “Cortana” for Windows 10 desktop is seen in a more advanced stage than what we have seen in some leakes earlier. It can nearly do all the things the Windows Phone Cortana can do.
Cortana can now even respond when you say “Hey Cortana” without actually launching it, which seems synonymous to the passive listening feature coming to Lumia Windows Phone devices with Lumia Denim update.
You can also allow to let Cortana run the search in background and it won’t work without location being enabled, similar to the Windows Phone Cortana.
Windows 10 Build 9879 was the last build for the year 2014, was conveyed by Microsoft to insiders . But, these leaks give us a good idea about the direction Windows 10 development is heading to. Windows 10 team has been making continuous improvements on the basis of feedback received from insiders and the next preview Build will come probably on or around the day of January 21st event. In the meantime, you can catch all our Windows 10 coverage here.