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
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Thanks for listening Microsoft. Cortana was the best choice.
posted on Jun 17, 2014, 3:38 AM 20
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really, its much better... its good to see microsoft listening...
posted on Jun 17, 2014, 5:29 AM 4
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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"
posted on Jun 17, 2014, 2:42 PM 0
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Ah man! Not this BS again!
posted on Jun 17, 2014, 3:53 PM 2
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Well yes, but HL2 is better that any halo games and I know this really doesnt matter
posted on Jun 17, 2014, 4:28 PM 0
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