Google Search is a popular alternative over Bing, and many who use Windows 10 with Cortana want her to use Google for search result. However, Cortana isn’t just a tool which lets you quickly launch search result from Google. It’s a Digital Assistant which Microsoft definitely wants to become smarter, and may be in coming year become an AI, just like in Holo.
We have talked about Cortana, and what it can do many a time, and if somebody connects it with Google instead of Bing, the rest of the interesting feature will go for a toss. Microsoft doesn’t like it either. Keeping this in mind, the company is blocking certain types of hacks that will limit Cortana.
To get this done, Microsoft will now only Open in Microsoft Edge preventing any hack that let it open search results in Google or any other search engine. If you want to use Google as your default search engine, nothing stops you from doing it, but Cortana will always use Edge & Bing. Microsoft Shared:
Unfortunately, as Windows 10 has grown in adoption and usage, we have seen some software programs circumvent the design of Windows 10 and redirect you to search providers that were not designed to work with Cortana. The result is a compromised experience that is less reliable and predictable. The continuity of these types of task completion scenarios is disrupted if Cortana can’t depend on Bing as the search provider and Microsoft Edge as the browser. The only way we can confidently deliver this personalized, end-to-end search experience is through the integration of Cortana, Microsoft Edge and Bing – all designed to do more for you.
Our promise to you is that Windows 10 will provide you with great search results and a personalized, reliable search experience through Cortana and Microsoft Edge. We will continue to work hard to provide you with the amazing experience you expect from Windows, while keeping you in control and helping you do great things.