Cortana virtual assistant coming to US Windows Phones early 2014, Europe and Asia later on
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 19, 2013, 3:33 AM
The upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update is seeing its fair share of leaks as its launch nears, and the latest water in the rumor mill gets added by a new leakster, Xeŕo, who spilled some more of the inside info on Twitter.
First off, there is a picture of the new status icons, which confirm what was leaked before from Joe Belfiore. Second, the Cortana virtual butler that will no doubt leverage Microsoft's stellar voice recognition capacity that's been gathering dust in the R&D labs, will not appear until early 2014.
That's in the US, but if you live in Europe and Asia, you'll have to wait until later into next year to get Cortana speaking in your native language - 44 of them, to be exact, the amount that Bing flaunts at the moment.
source: Xero (Twitter) via MyNokiaBlog
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Hope it speaks Persian...
posted on Sep 19, 2013, 3:50 AM 1
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Speak Persian? You mean Farsi? I've never heard of a language called Persian.
posted on Sep 19, 2013, 3:58 AM 1
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Well, Bing Translator supports Persian, so it should included. I'm from Bulgaria and as you might expect my language is not the most popular in the world, but if they make Cortana support all 44+ languages that Bing Translator does, it will be something never done before. Here in the Balkans we get excluded from every kind of sensible support (the updates come here last), we don't have Microsoft Stores or Nokia Care, so it would nice for once to do something good for the little guys.
posted on Sep 19, 2013, 4:05 AM 0
I'm unfamiliar with her, but from the thumbnail, she looks like Olivia Wilde. Olivia Wilde is hot.
posted on Sep 19, 2013, 7:17 AM 0
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