Windows 10 news recap: Alexa for PC now available on the Microsoft Store, Microsoft may separate Cortana from Windows Search and more

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Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

Some new Windows devices are shipping with unsupported software

PC manufacturers are apparently feeling nervous over the pulled and delayed Windows 10 October 2018 update. The update has experienced numerous issues, leading Microsoft to pull it. However, for PC manufacturers, they are now having to release hardware on an operating system that the hardware has not been tested with, potentially causing compatibility issues.

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Microsoft might be separating Windows Search from Cortana in Windows 10 19H1

In Windows 10 19H1, it appears that Microsoft is working on, or at the very least testing, separating Cortana from Windows Search. A new “Conversation Canvas” could house Cortana, similar to how other assistants work, like Google Assistant.

The Alexa for PC app is now generally available on the Microsoft Store

Users who have opted for Alexa as their virtual assistant of choice will be happy to hear that the Alexa app is now available in the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft brings dark theme support to the OneDrive Windows 10 desktop client

The trend of adding a dark theme to everything continues to expand. Microsoft has now added a dark theme option to the OneDrive desktop client on Windows 10.

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Windows 10 news!