Meet Cortana in an up-close video
0. phoneArena 02 Apr 2014, 15:57 posted on
One glaring gap between Windows Phone and iOS and Android, is that the latter two mobile platforms...
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1. papss (unregistered)
Who's your daddy? Bill Gates but no big deal.. lol love that one
2. jroc74 (Posts: 5245; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Cortana is looking nicer every time I see it.
Ok Google...dont fall asleep at the wheel. Google Now was already better than Siri overall. The real competition might be between Cortana and Google Now.
There is an advantage to coming to the party last....seeing what the competition is doing and trying to match or surpass it.
5. Carlitos (Posts: 386; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
I doubt Google will fall asleep. Google now has its claws so deep into Android that it is Android now. Which basically allows it to do anything. And I love googles non robotic voice compared to siri. I'm excited to see what Google brings at its I\O. This is a competition between Google now and Cortana
7. sgodsell (Posts: 1844; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
I notice you have to press the button for each response. For Google now its always listening, so you have the choice of pressing the button or saying a phrase to start the search "OK Google now".
23. -box- (Posts: 3949; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
True, but this is still in beta. Always-on advanced voice command recognition may be on the final release. Probably uses less battery this way though.
3. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 211; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
It sounds NOTHING like the actual Cortana :(
8. papss (unregistered)
Not for now but I read a report that it will be the same voice once it leaves the bata
15. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
Its in Beta now and the voice is temporary...
4. Ignited (Posts: 8; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
While I do really think Microsoft did a good job at Cortana and it's 8.1 rollout. I was only hoping to have the real Cortana to talk to me. What great memories it would bring! But also even having her picture and the talking from her on the screen would have just made Cortana the best by leaps and bounds!
6. jroc74 (Posts: 5245; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Halo fan!!!! BOOO!!
This reminds me.....I need to play some Halo again soon....get it off my backlog. Get them off my backlog.
16. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
9. lyndon420 (Posts: 2401; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Susan sounds hot. I was really hoping to get a glimpse of the person with that sexy voice ;-) Cortana on the other hand looks good so far. This will be probably the main thing to help boost ms phone sales. One thing that bothers me is the phrase "Microsoft's Siri". I wish people would stop bringing siri into the mix....stop giving apple recognition for their lackluster assistant.
12. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)
Here she ishttp://www.phonearena.com/news
Videos 4-7, not that hot
14. AfterShock (Posts: 3697; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Good grief, is she that chick from the Palm/WebOS commercials?
19. lyndon420 (Posts: 2401; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Yeah...I caught those, and I would have to agree with you. So it's either lights off or spend most of the time below the neck line lol ;-)
13. AfterShock (Posts: 3697; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
If you look closely during video, you can see her at times in the reflection off of the phone.
10. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
Now for an Always On Cortana that you can speak to without touching the phone.
11. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)
ok, so ms will know everything you do on your device including reading your e-mails, whats up with scroogle campaing now?!
17. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
Hey Troll..you can turn that feature OFF if you don't want it to..Microsoft gives you the option..they do it with your permission unlike the big G!
22. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)
Big G also give me the choise to opt-in or out too, once again, whats up with scroogle campaing now?!
25. jroc74 (Posts: 5245; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Exactly. Even with GMail.
The Scroogled campaign is looking more n more like a complete waste of time and money.
26. jroc74 (Posts: 5245; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
And I dont think Google Now can read your email...interesting...
I can say check my gmail and the app opens...but thats it.
I wonder if Google will update Google Now to read emails....hmmmm.
I can tell it to open apps and it does that....didnt even realize that was possible.
27. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)
Actually google read our mails to place "smart ads", don't know if they use it for anything else, but they are planning to do thishttp://www.phonearena.com/news
24. -box- (Posts: 3949; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
You have to opt-in for her to read your emails, and also which email accounts, e.g. able to block from reading a personal account used for activities one wouldn't share with friends or coworkers, but able to read a personal account used to communicate with those friends, as well as the work email account.