Windows Phone Cortana voice assistant shown in brief new video
posted by Michael H. / Jan 26, 2014, 9:42 AM
Unfortunately, the video is pretty terrible quality. Whoever shot it didn't get the entire device screen in the video, and even worse is that the person couldn't even turn off the Netsky track that is playing, which makes it difficult to hear what the device is saying although it appears to be giving some sort of navigation instructions. There are bits that do make it look and sound like Windows Phone though. The dings that alert the beginning and end of a voice action match the sounds that you would get in Windows Phone, the typography also looks like the Segoe font that is the main hallmark of the Metro UI.
In the end, there isn't a lot to even confirm that this is real; and, if it is real there isn't much to show off what to expect from Cortana. The rumors have said that it will be released in April with Windows Phone 8.1, and the voice will be Jen Taylor who voiced Cortana in the video games. As far as functionality, it has been said that the voice assistant will be able to answer questions you'd expect like search queries, appointments, navigation, etc., and offer voice unlock, but we don't know much beyond that.
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The background music makes it so much easier to hear. Remember to always blast background music when recording from a different source.
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 10:07 AM 20
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I'm sure MS will work out the bugs. I can't imagine that background music will be in the final product.
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 11:02 AM 10
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Yes it is cortana...no doubt....wpcentral posted and article 2 weeks ago which told that cortana will be a blue bouncing ball with expression as HALO game server and thats what we see.... To be honest I'm really excited for wp 8.1 update....I wish it is beyond my expectations as ms has taken so much time for this update:)
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 11:23 AM 2
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I'm wondering why WPCentral isn't making an article about this video, if this is real they would have already made an article about this... I believe what you say about the article 2 weeks ago but it's kind of strange they yet haven't posted it ...
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 12:03 PM 1
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The voice sounds robotic but cool. That blue face is creepy though.
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 2:45 PM 0
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fake all photos, videos shared on wpleaker twitter account FAKE ... according to tom warren from theverge as he claim seeing wp8.1 multiple times
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 6:39 PM 1
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