Great news to all Windows Phone users in the U.K.! Cortana is coming in less than two (2) weeks.
In a Twitter post by Microsoft?s Marcus Ash @marcusash, he said, ?@petestensones @WindowsPhoneUK Barring an unforeseen issue, down to less than 2 weeks for the developer preview.?
In the conversation with his followers, Marcus Ash answered a number of questions regarding Cortana for U.K.
One follower named @mdtauk asked Ash, “@marcusash @petestensones @WindowsPhoneUK Will she grace us with a British accent however ;)” Marcus answered “Definitely.”
CORTANA THE PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANT
Cortana is the world?s first truly personal digital assistant, which is available on Microsoft Windows Phone.
Inspired by the popular character from Halo who served as a brilliant AI and a deeply personal digital assistant to Master Chief, Microsoft created Cortana.
Cortana can do a lot of things for its users. Powered by Bing, it will get to know its users, build a relationship with them, and get better over time by asking questions based on the users? behavior and check in with the user before she assumes something.
Cortana can detect and monitor stuff that users care about, looks out for users? throughout the day, and helps filter out the noise so users can focus on what matters to them.
To get Cortana in your Windows Phone 8.1, you?ll have her either as a Live Tile on your Start screen or by pressing the search button on your device. This will take you to Cortana Home.
?We?ve also designed Cortana to be able to interact with 3rd Party Apps installed on your phone. You can ask Cortana to help you make a video call in Skype, watch a TV show in Hulu Plus, look up a news feed on Facebook or send a tweet using the Twitter app,? Microsoft said.
For more information about Cortana Developer Preview in the U.K., stay tuned with us!
(Photo courtesy of https://twitter.com/marcusash/statuses/490147788479401987)