One of the most exciting Windows Phone features to leak in recent times is “Cortana.” The Halo-inspired voice assistant is said to be more like Siri than the current Windows Phone voice commands. One unique way that Microsoft will be using Cortana is to unlock your phone, according to a rumor from CtechCN.
Apple introduced Touch ID on the iPhone 5S to allow users to unlock their phone just by using their fingerprint. Before that Google introduced Face Unlock to make your face the passcode. Microsoft’s approach to the lock screen could involve your own unique voice. Cortana will be programmed to recognize your “voiceprint” and only unlock the phone for you.
This certainly sounds very cool, but in real world usage it might be a little gimmicky. We can’t foresee many people wanting to talk to their phone in public just to unlock the screen. The other feature that Cortana could have is currently being displayed on Moto X TV ads. Cortana will always be listening for commands, even when the screen is off.
Would you use these features?