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Cortana will be launched in China and United Kingdom in “weeks not months”

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Cortana will be launched in China and United Kingdom in “weeks not months”
While we have been pondering the possibilities of how Microsoft’s new digital assistant, Cortana, might operate in an iOS or Android environment, Microsoft Program Manager, Marcus Ash made a point to let his Twitter followers know that Cortana would soon be expanding her reach.

Cortana will be available in the United Kingdom and in China “very soon,” which Ash translated to mean a matter of weeks, not months.

While a welcome development, it will probably not change Cortana’s “beta” status, rather, simply widening native reach so more developers and enthusiasts can take advantage of everything Windows Phone 8.1 has to offer.

When the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 was launched, Cortana was restricted to the US market only. There are workarounds to that situation, but there is obviously no support yet for Cortana to start understanding other languages or accents.

Cortana will be launched in China and United Kingdom in “weeks not months”
Certainly the move in the coming weeks is a precursor to a global launch, and it is apt to expand English language comprehension as well as Chinese, with both being dominant in developed as well as developing markets. Microsoft would also score a feather in its cap for growing the digital assistant in ways we have yet to see in Google Now.

We have no official time line for how many weeks Ash means, we can always hope for something before the end of June, or early July.

source: WinBeta

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posted on 15 Jun 2014, 22:48

1. Anonn (Posts: 40; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


What an ugly bitch

posted on 15 Jun 2014, 23:08 1

2. shadez10 (Posts: 395; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


why is cortana sad in the picture?..
is it because she is going to china?.. xD

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 00:00 1

3. amasog (Posts: 129; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


LOL! weeks, not months? 2 months is more or less 8 weeks.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 00:42

4. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


I wish Cortana will be available in Filipino.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 00:59 1

5. timukh (Posts: 155; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


India? Why are they neglecting such a huge market? O.o

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 01:44 2

6. volcano (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


they aren't they are taking it step by step from one country to another
in 2015 it will be available for more countries

im using it right now in english until they release it for my language

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 01:52

7. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 881; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


How is it ?

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 13:47

9. volcano (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


SMART :)

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 01:02

10. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 881; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


:) COOL

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 08:35 1

8. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3267; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Cortana works great on beta form... Another win for WP.

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