Cortana was almost named Alyx
At the same time, Windows Phone fans felt put out that the company was already talking about letting its two biggest OS rivals use Cortana. The very next day, Ash quickly backpedaled, saying that Microsoft's focus with Cortana is still Windows Phone.
On Monday, Ash took advantage of his new found celebrity by passing along a little tidbit of information. Before being named Cortana, Microsoft had a short list of possible names for its virtual personal assistant. One of the names on the list was Alyx Vance. The latter is a character from the game, Half Life 2. But after scanning social media, and seeing how people warmly greeted leaks giving out Cortana as the name of Windows Phone 8.1's virtual assistant, Microsoft decided to go with the Halo character.
source: @marcusash via WinBeta
1. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
Thanks for listening Microsoft. Cortana was the best choice.
2. brrunopt (Posts: 655; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
really, its much better...
its good to see microsoft listening...
7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
A better Microsoft's virtual assistant would be "Elop". Now this sort of assistant we would know is capable of larger scale accomplishments:
"Elop, infiltrate Nokia, cripple them, and arrange for the company to be sold to us"
"Elop, waste money faster"
"Elop, delay product launches"
"Elop, make Frankenstein Android + Microsoft phone"
"Elop, throw iPhone across room"
11. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
That's what spermdroido do best. Like their preferred OS they bring spam and viruses to take over
13. volcano (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
and what exactly google did to motorola? devided the company into two, failed to do anything useful with it, keeps motorola patents, then sell them to the first buyer for the cheapest price
9. Muzhhur (Posts: 256; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
Well yes, but HL2 is better that any halo games and I know this really doesnt matter
12. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)
LOL right, you and fat azz Gabe need to stop drinking and get off the couch for some clarity