Cortana to land in China next week with a new name for the region?

Cortana to land in China next week with a new name for the region?
Out of China comes word on Wednesday, that the Windows Phone 8.1 personal assistant Cortana will be coming to the country next week. Right now, only those Windows Phone 8.1 units in the U.S. have access to the service. Microsoft is planning on making this a big deal, with invitations being sent out for an event in the country, scheduled for July 30th. Considering that the invitation features the image of a Windows Phone with the Cortana logo on the "screen," we'd say that the odds favor that Cortana will be making the move to China at the end of this month.

There is speculation that in China, Cortana will be going by a different name, more suitable for the Chinese market. "Huna," supposedly will be the name of Windows Phone 8.1's virtual assistant in the region. We don't expect any change to Cortana's name in the U.K., where the personal assistant is also believed to be rolling out to Windows Phone 8.1 users next week. Other areas around the globe will be receiving the Cortana service some time in 2015.

You can check out the invitations that Microsoft has sent out to commemorate Cortana's Huna's official arrival in China, by clicking on the slideshow, below.

source: ZOL (translated) via WMPoweruser


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