The Windows Phone 8 upgrade was, in spite of a bunch of coverage, fairly underwhelming in regards to features, specifically offered exactly how lengthy Microsoft had actually spent applying enhancements. However, from what we’ve been seeing with leakages and word-of-mouth, the forthcoming Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade will certainly give the OS with some much-needed renewal, and and also a whole new Swype-like keyboard, notification center and other such niceties, the following update looks additionally readied to showcase Cortana, Microsoft’s own Siri / Google Now incarnate. Today, new screenshots have arised of Cortana in activity.

Cortana Halo

One of the perks of showing up late to the celebration, as Microsoft has actually performed in the fiercely-contested mobile sector, is that you do not need to make so numerous of your very own mistakes. By analyzing exactly what jobs and what does not, which Microsoft could do merely by considering iOS and Android, the Redmond titan could acquire its mobile software application around damage far quicker compared to it has taken both Apple and Google.

Certainly, with concerns to Cortana, the last we listened to is that it would certainly take a few of the much more prominent features of both Siri and Google Now, supplying an all-around, ‘‘ finest of ‘voice aide based freely on the Cortana voice assistant character from the Halo series.

Today’s screenshots, which have hit the blogosphere courtesy of The Brink, do not offer also a lot away, yet nonetheless, provide a fascinating idea into exactly how things are toning up.


The primary interface contains a round, orb-like visuals that animates when processing information, and just like Apple’s Siri, will certainly have its personal ‘‘ personality’. Hence, when you toss Cortana a few concerns, you may obtain some cynical / funny answers back, yet since this has actually shown fairly appealing with Siri, it must work once again on Windows Phone 8.1.

Cortana’s personality, as those of you knowledgeable about Halo will probably have suspected, will certainly be women, although unlike in the game, you will not see her face.


With Bing and Foursquare integration, Cortana will certainly have the ability to find info contextually, and with the Note pad function able to save certain information, information and behavior, it might well end up the most comprehensive voice assistant solution we’ve attended day.

Allow’s just hope Microsoft obtains this right in the initial go, instead of leaving it half-baked like just how the initial release of Windows Phone was.

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