Cortana gets some snark, trash talks Android

Microsoft has stared pushing out Cortana to new locations, and having done so, it looks like they have given a bit more flavor to her personality. As you can see in the screenshot above, when asked to tell a story, she has no problems tossing some shade over at Android.

It's not all that surprising that Microsoft would bash the competition as they have no problem putting Apple down, and seeing that Android has the most market share, it is logical to attack it as well. While we have not been able to get this result when asking if Cortana could tell us a story, a couple users on Twitter have been able to reproduce this result as our devices are set to the US region. If you want to see the story for yourself, you will need to set your region and language to the UK.

Cortana is Microsoft's digital assistant who lives inside your Windows Phone -- for now -- and will soon be coming to your desktop. If you catch any other gems like this with Cortana, let us know in the comments below.

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eh I'm not a fan of MS but I don't see a problem with some harmless jabbing at the competition, seems pretty tame to me...its not like Cortana is saying, "Android sucks and if you buy it you rape babies"

Wow... seriously people lighten up. This is not Nadella sitting at his desk and trying to find ways of how to blast Android, this is some developers having fun with software.

Now MS has Cortana snarking about Android. This looks like the best MS can do now. Its really grubby. Its interesting to see how far MS has 'fallen'.

Be careful Microsoft. You are hardly in any position to be taking pot-shots at other OSs; most especially with your Phone-8 and Windows-8 debacles. Get your own house in order before shooting at others.

Cortana is great. With Siri, I never was able ask for nearby places. She always gave me 10 miles away stuff. With Cortana, I'm always local, no matter where I've been. Add that with HERE City Lens/Local Scout, there is just no greater combination. I have no idea about the Android version though. Never owned one.

If you're asking Cortana to tell you a story, you're basically asking her to tell you a joke.

It's pretty much expected that most jokes she tells are going to either be pro-Microsoft, a joke about the competition, or (sometimes) just a normal joke. Same with Siri.

I don't think it's a particularly funny joke, but it's in no way in poor taste. They just need to write funnier jokes.

sanctified said,
I dont know what makes me more sad: this or the users here that willingly take sides like android, ios or wp are nations.

whats sad is that you didnt realize the type of comments like these are typical in every forum

Vu Nguyen said,

whats sad is that you didnt realize the type of comments like these are typical in every forum

To your surprise (and mine I admit) i've found two or three forums that are quite mature and impartial. One of them is Apple centric.

Far out what's happening with the world? Cant anyone take a joke anymore!? Its just a bit of humour so frickin relax everyone.

What do you want it to say? Its Android's competition just like iOS and Blackberry or did you all forget that? Your all acting like console fanboys

recursive said,
Its not funny because everyone knows it is the Windows Phones that aren't selling, and it makes MS look like a bunch of liars.

They never said Android doesn't sell. You're worse than Microsoft.

. . . I wouldn't trash talk the competition. I would highlight the features that my platform has that put the competition at a disadvantage.

FYI - This is for UK only (in case people missed it in the article). Gotta love those Brits who tell it as it is :D

When they make the option to turn on cortana from unsupported countries (I don't need specific language cortana, I just want english cortana with my own region settings), then I will be happy.

It is a little more complicated then that. Cortana needs to be tweaked to handle the different accents and afflictions of different regions. I understand why they don't just want to release it to all at once, as people in different regions may have thick accents on the English language that can throw off the quality of dictation.

nyolc8 said,
When they make the option to turn on cortana from unsupported countries (I don't need specific language cortana, I just want english cortana with my own region settings), then I will be happy.

Perhaps if you tell us which country you're from then maybe we can help!!?!

How childish. Apple somewhat got away with it because they had the product quality to back their stupidity up and even they eventually realised such juvenile behaviour just drew negative attention to them. And the sales figures for WP devices compared to Android devices really don't paint an overly positive picture.

I don't see a difference. Apple used it with their minuscule market share and MS is too, as all talk is good talk. Unless you are really going to call the iToiletCovers the height of product quality.

Dashel said,
I don't see a difference. Apple used it with their minuscule market share and MS is too, as all talk is good talk. Unless you are really going to call the iToiletCovers the height of product quality.

Except Apple was, and is, making a ton of cash...They talked smack and left MS in their dust all the way to the bank...MS is currently losing money with WP. Situation is a little different

Actually, they didn't, but that is funny you would say it. My issue per Javik's point, is that it didn't really work out for them long term and it can get quite juvenile.

Funny seeing MS do things like this and yet it has not helped them one eyeota. But I have to say, the best thing about WP is Cortana.

techbeck said,
Funny seeing MS do things like this and yet it has not helped them one eyeota. But I have to say, the best thing about WP is Cortana.

Haha, dude you are seriously dropping the backhanded windows phone compliments aren't you? If I didn't know any better, I would probably think that you are acting a bit fan boyish, but I can't see why you would be. But, then again, I also can't see why you seem to regularly go out of your way to bash or throw negativity in the direction of windows phone. Just my observation.

Ah, so they are taking the trash talking out of the ads, but only because they are putting those people on crafting dialog for Cortana.

Give Cortana humor, people bitch. If they had left the humor out of Cortana, people would bitch. Lose lose situation for Microsoft. I'm glad they went with the humor. People need to loosen up and stop over analyzing everything.

Geezy said,
Humor is fine, trash talking and snark is only a negative addition to peoples' lives.

Common man, are you for real. Trash talk, if you think that is trash talk instead of humor being that it's coming from a AI, then you need to pump your brakes, you're taking life too seriously.

Having Cortana as a personal assistant, along with voice commands & dictation across all phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, and gaming console devices seems like a huge win for Microsoft if they can capitalize on it, and get it implemented SOON. There's so much potential there.

They need to make sure there's a 'microphone' key on every keyboard though, so that you can dictate everywhere you can type... at the very least.

So ya I got that $38 windows phone in the mail. Over all the only good thing I can say about the Windows Phone 8.1 OS is the voice dictation is amazing, maybe better than iOS and Android. That's it.

Everything was sub par. The lack of system wide voice dictation would be a show stopper for me. How that got ignored during the development i'll never understand.

Over all the OS just felt Alpha. The UI was very Bleh

As far as the sales people that are pointing people to iOS and Android instead of Windows Phone I have this to say

I went into Windows phone 8.1 with a very open mind, really wanting to like it.

If an Windows Phone 8.1 was their very first smart phone I think they would like it.

if they came from Android or iOS I can defiantly see some Buyers remorse.

Edited by warwagon, Aug 18 2014, 5:04pm :

I bought a Lumia 520, also going into with an open mind and wanting to like Windows phone. The sheer lack of quality apps is just killing it for me though. It's very impressive how well the OS runs on a phone with this low of specs, but what's the point if there are no apps? I see myself going back to Android very soon, which sucks. Windows phone runs much smoother, but If I can't do crap on it, then forget it.

c.grz said,
Mind me asking; what apps in particular are you looking for?

How about good, free, apps?

RSS Feed - Tried several before I finally found one I liked. Took a while. Weave sucked and kept closing on me when I tried to add a feed.

Reddit - Using Baconit now but that has problems. Closes randomly when searching for a feed. Other reddit apps, I didnt care for.

YouTube...well, we all know what is going on with this. No big deal since I dont use YT very often.

Selection of apps just feels poor and thin and I am not talking about quality over quantity. The settings menu just seems to much. you have several headings that only have one setting under them. Can get confusing depending on what you are looking for.

All that white text on black gets old. I like that scheme, but WP does it poorly and needs some options to change the look.

I am still configuring my 520 and do not have it at work with me. It is at home. I have been using it since Friday evening and a lot during the weekend. The OS just feels, meh, and something that I would think a first release of the OS would feel like. Just unpolished and really bland. 8.1 helped out a lot but there is still a long way to go.

Keyboard - No voice dictation? No long press to type a number? Seems a lot can be done with the KB. Maybe I missed something but again, my 520 is at home and cannot reference it ATM.

As I continue to config my 520, I am sure I will find more things but that is it for now.

I do like Cortana, tiles are much easier to use on a touch device so that doesnt bother me to much. OS seems to run pretty good on the 520 but there is lag. But the phone is a low end device so that it expected. Love the ability to uninstall any app that comes preloaded. Got rid of all the ATT crap and some of the Nokia stuff I will never use.

Edited by techbeck, Aug 18 2014, 7:38pm :

techbeck said,
The OS just feels, meh

Isn't it better for it to just never be there and you to have your content accessible without thinking about the underlying implementation?

techbeck said,

The OS just feels, meh, and something that I would think a first release of the OS would feel like. Just unpolished and really bland. 8.1 helped out a lot but there is still a long way to go..

I feel the same way about android every time I use it.


I just like being able to customize the layout and make it my own. If WP allowed you to customize the ui more, then it wouldn't be so bland. I can take the ui of android and what you call meh and make it whatever I want it to be. WP just feels like it was tossed together.

Edited by techbeck, Aug 18 2014, 9:05pm :

Reddit - Using Baconit now but that has problems. Closes randomly when searching for a feed. Other reddit apps, I didnt care for.

Doesn't seem to happen to me and I've used it on my 900 forever. Readit is also a pretty good alternative and looks a lot nicer, but I keep going back to the simplicity of Baconit.

YouTube...well, we all know what is going on with this. No big deal since I dont use YT very often.

And well apps like metrotube are far far superior anyways.

Keyboard - No voice dictation? No long press to type a number? Seems a lot can be done with the KB. Maybe I missed something but again, my 520 is at home and cannot reference it ATM.

If you press the &123 button you'll get the option to continuously type numbers / symbols only.

warwagon said,
So ya I got that $38 windows phone in the mail. Over all the only good thing I can say about the Windows Phone 8.1 OS is the voice dictation is amazing, maybe better than iOS and Android. That's it.

Do 520s already come with 8.1 pre-installed?

Everything was sub par. The lack of system wide voice dictation would be a show stopper for me. How that got ignored during the development i'll never understand.

Over all the OS just felt Alpha. The UI was very Bleh

Subpar how? Which parts? You're not even going to give any examples? All you wrote was about voice dictation.

By "UI is bleh", what do you mean? You don't like the looks or the way that it works, or both?

Such blanket statements don't help at all.

eddman said,

Do 520s already come with 8.1 pre-installed?

Nope. Takes about two hours to apply the first update, then the 8.1 update, then all the app updates.

-Razorfold said,

Doesn't seem to happen to me and I've used it on my 900 forever. Readit is also a pretty good alternative and looks a lot nicer, but I keep going back to the simplicity of Baconit.

Will have to give Readit a try Thanks


And well apps like metrotube are far far superior anyways.

You have to pay for Metrotube. Currenlty using Tube Pro and is ok so far.

If you press the &123 button you'll get the option to continuously type numbers / symbols only.

Oh, I know. I just like not having to switch to a different screen. Long press to get a number just makes things quicker.

techbeck said,

Nope. Takes about two hours to apply the first update, then the 8.1 update, then all the app updates.

Thanks.

You have to pay for Metrotube. Currenlty using Tube Pro and is ok so far.

No, you don't. It says right there, in the app description. Didn't you even read it?

Unlimited & unrestricted free trial!* (If you love the app, consider buying it to help us out)

http://www.windowsphone.com/en...2808-e011-9264-00237de2db9e

It's a great app and perhaps even better than google's official ones.

Also, this video might help with your keyboard issues.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM7IdBWtQ6I

At 0:36, it mentions the number shortcut.

Edited by eddman, Aug 19 2014, 12:41am :

eddman said,

No, you don't. It says right there, in the app description. Didn't you even read it?

No since it had a price listing. I figured if it was free, it would be listed as such with an option to pay for it.

Lels said,
I bought a Lumia 520, also going into with an open mind and wanting to like Windows phone. The sheer lack of quality apps is just killing it for me though. It's very impressive how well the OS runs on a phone with this low of specs, but what's the point if there are no apps? I see myself going back to Android very soon, which sucks. Windows phone runs much smoother, but If I can't do crap on it, then forget it.

What are good apps for when it can't even handle simple camera work or keep a GPS signal. Cheap Android phones are simply garbage. Compare a Moto G to a Lumia 520 and you'll see that the much cheaper Lumia can handle these task brilliantly while the Moto G struggles with all of them. The Lumia feels like a VW GTI compared to an old 4 banger Toyota Camry.

Gungel said,

What are good apps for when it can't even handle simple camera work or keep a GPS signal. Cheap Android phones are simply garbage. Compare a Moto G to a Lumia 520 and you'll see that the much cheaper Lumia can handle these task brilliantly while the Moto G struggles with all of them. The Lumia feels like a VW GTI compared to an old 4 banger Toyota Camry.

It all boils down to what platform you prefer. You like WP, more power to ya. And I would rather have a Moto G, which I have used and runs smooth, over a 520 any day. Just the hardware capabilities over the 520 alone makes it a much better phone than the 520. 520 is more comparable with the Moto E.

Gungel said,
Compare a Moto G to a Lumia 520 and you'll see that the much cheaper Lumia can handle these task brilliantly while the Moto G struggles with all of them. The Lumia feels like a VW GTI compared to an old 4 banger Toyota Camry.

Thats not true at all, I've used the Moto G quite extensively (my girl has one) and it is smooth as silk, it has Snapdragon quad core and an Adreno 305. Thats not just anecdotal either read some reviews of the Moto G, they are all positive

Techradar - 4.5//5
trustedreviews - 10/10
endgadget - 8.8/10
pcadvisor - 9.1/10
expert reviews - 5/5

How about the quality of apps Windows Phone already has, i have a Nokia 925 and the third party apps are pretty poor.

Facebook can do backrgound uploading
Viber notifications come through but after waiting for the app to resume the app then has to download the messages, so i then wait for the notification message that just appeared.

All i see is resuming, photo app resuming, facebook app resuming, im suprised the OS is slow at running these background apps. I love the UI and the workings of Windows Phone but a lack of good apps and constant resuming is putting me off.

Sonne said,

Thats not true at all, I've used the Moto G quite extensively (my girl has one) and it is smooth as silk, it has Snapdragon quad core and an Adreno 305. Thats not just anecdotal either read some reviews of the Moto G, they are all positive

Techradar - 4.5//5
trustedreviews - 10/10
endgadget - 8.8/10
pcadvisor - 9.1/10
expert reviews - 5/5

That's funny, my kid also had a Moto G and the camera couldn't focus. You had to hold the phone super quiet so it was able to focus and create a sharp image. Which basically never happens in real life. The GPS took forever to load, sometimes more than 10 min to find a signal. Which of course rendered location based apps useless. Today she has a Lumia 635 and she is super happy. IMO Android phones are for the nerds and people that want to squeeze every bit of functionality and customization out of it, but the majority of smartphone users don't care about all that. They want a smartphone that can handle the basic tasks like phone calls, camera, email and social media. This is where WP and iPhone shine.

An Android device can do all of that just as well. Problem with Android is, people do not do their research and a lot of time, gets a device that does not suit their needs. Or are pushed in to buying something from a sales rep.

And I have seen iPhones with software/hardware issues right at the start. Even WP phones. In fact, the 520 I have has a few glitches that are annoying. This happens to all products.

techbeck said,
Problem with Android is, people do not do their research and a lot of time, gets a device that does not suit their needs. Or are pushed in to buying something from a sales rep.

Huge problem indeed, especially when people are led to buy a much more expensive device than they really need to. From what I've seen, many people can go by with a 520 instead of Sx, but they got that one because they were being forced to by the sales reps or "tech-literate" relatives.

520 isnt a phone I would recommend to anyone as a daily driver. Well, maybe if all they were doing was phone calls and Facebook. Missing features that should be standard in any phone. And WP is facing the same issue as Android. Pumping out all these different models of phones that just serve to confuse the user.

techbeck said,
520 isnt a phone I would recommend to anyone as a daily driver. Well, maybe if all they were doing was phone calls and Facebook. Missing features that should be standard in any phone. And WP is facing the same issue as Android. Pumping out all these different models of phones that just serve to confuse the user.

It's a great phone for certain tasks. I bought one for $39 just as a remote to control my Yamaha Receiver, Samsung TV Xbox One and MediaBrowser server and clients. Works better than the much more expensive Logitech Harmony.

techbeck said,
520 isnt a phone I would recommend to anyone as a daily driver. Well, maybe if all they were doing was phone calls and Facebook. Missing features that should be standard in any phone. And WP is facing the same issue as Android. Pumping out all these different models of phones that just serve to confuse the user.

Now that doesn't make sense. What more do you expect from such a cheap phone?! What else is there to recommend to people looking for a under 100$ smartphone?
Android phones at that price range are horrible.

All these different models are actually quite different from each other, and don't count the x20s. Most will be out of the market very soon, being replaced by x30s.

It's in no way comparable to what samsung does, 2-3 new models every single quarter.

c.grz said,
Mind me asking; what apps in particular are you looking for?

Give him a minute, he need to google apps that are missing from windows phone so he can give you a list...lol

uxo22 said,

Give him a minute, he need to google apps that are missing from windows phone so he can give you a list...lol

Lol. I know there are a few apps that are missing or not up to peoples standards. But I really think the "app disparity" is a myth now. Most of the major apps are on WP and the ones that arent have a generally good to great 3rd party dev who is filling in that gap.

Most businesses that have mobile app functionality only have apps for Android and iOS, for example my bank, a co-op car company, the transit system here, my college, a major movie theater chain etc...

Thats just a few deal breaking omissions right there and thats not including major apps like HBO Go, Tinder, Snapchat, Steam, Amazon instant Video....Thats off the top of my head plus a TON of games that I haven't even touched on.

So yeah there is a disparity when it comes to available apps, so much so that I would never consider a WP based on this lack of apps alone.

Sonne said,
Most businesses that have mobile app functionality only have apps for Android and iOS, for example my bank, a co-op car company, the transit system here, my college, a major movie theater chain etc...

Thats just a few deal breaking omissions right there and thats not including major apps like HBO Go, Tinder, Snapchat, Steam, Amazon instant Video....Thats off the top of my head plus a TON of games that I haven't even touched on.

So yeah there is a disparity when it comes to available apps, so much so that I would never consider a WP based on this lack of apps alone.

Its fine if WP doesnt work for you. But the point is, most of the apps that the average person uses IS on WP. And there are apps that 3rd parties use that fill that gap when there isnt. I dont know what bank, car company, transit system, or college you use, or the major movie theater you are referring too.

My bank has android and ios apps but they also have a fantastic, fully functioning mobile site as well so I am not missing anything. But I do know there is 6tin and 6snap or something like that for the tinder and snapchat alternatives. And that developer is one of the best on WP I think... And WP has all or most of the top 10, 15, 20 games ever downloaded and many more that are similar or whatever to other games.

All that plus the excellent usability and design of the phone (which I much prefer over android or ios) is why I pick WP. I guess I am not as app-centered with my choice but more UI centered.

I am sure some people say iOS has apps Android doesnt so they can only use iOS and other says Android has apps iOS doesnt so they can only use Android. Aside from a VPN (which VyprVPN may be developing) I havent found myself longing for apps from other ecosystems. That is just me though =).

Scabrat said,
I am sure some people say iOS has apps Android doesnt so they can only use iOS and other says Android has apps iOS doesnt so they can only use Android.

Not really, I never come across iOS or Android users complaining about one or the others eco systems, because neither of them are lacking. Maybe back when Android was new, not in the past couple of years though.

Sonne said,

Not really, I never come across iOS or Android users complaining about one or the others eco systems, because neither of them are lacking. Maybe back when Android was new, not in the past couple of years though.

Well, I have =). I have a friend who doesnt like iOS because he cant install unapproved store apps. I also have a friend who only likes iOS because of the iMessage integration. Just two, specific examples. There are many more I can think of.

For me, WP has the apps I want (except the vpn app...) and if it doesnt I make due around it. Its UI is, imo, the best to use =).

Thats anecdotal, I see no users here discussion iOS or Android due to lack of apps nor do I see articles, editorials or blog posts for that matter addressing lack of apps for either Android or iOS...on the other hand I see users here, articles online, editorials and blog posts dismiss WP based on a lack of apps.

Sonne said,
Thats anecdotal, I see no users here discussion iOS or Android due to lack of apps nor do I see articles, editorials or blog posts for that matter addressing lack of apps for either Android or iOS...on the other hand I see users here, articles online, editorials and blog posts dismiss WP based on a lack of apps.

Thats anecdotal. =)

Just because you havent seen it, read it, or heard about it...

Bitaljus said,
@Mulsivaas: same can be said for windows ;)
Except this is about phones and Windows Phone does not sell near as well?

Bitaljus said,
@Mulsivaas: same can be said for windows ;)

How so? Please explain. Because, Windows 8.1 is the best OS Microsoft ever put out. It probably handles resources the best out of any OS to date. Its a dang good OS. You may not like using it and prefer something else. But that doesnt make it a good OS.

WP is also a great OS. I am not sure how you can claim otherwise... So, please, let me know =).

Mulsivaas said,
Just because it sells well doesn't mean it's a good OS.

there is nothing in this quote that would suggest this is limited to phones.

PsYcHoKiLLa said,
Hahahahahahaha...oh wait, they're serious? Hmmm Let's look the the user numbers. Go home Microsoft, you're drunk.

Justin Beiber sells/sold well........just sayin

Scabrat said,

How so? Please explain. Because, Windows 8.1 is the best OS Microsoft ever put out. It probably handles resources the best out of any OS to date. Its a dang good OS. You may not like using it and prefer something else. But that doesnt make it a good OS.

WP is also a great OS. I am not sure how you can claim otherwise... So, please, let me know =).

I disagree, the schizophrenic nature of Windows 8(.1) is terrible in my opinion. Confusing, unnecessary. Windows 7 is (when it came out) much better. But then I liked OS X Tiger and especially OS X Snow Leopard even better.

Linux, not my kinda thing.

Mulsivaas said,
Just because it sells well doesn't mean it's a good OS.
Love the fanboyism logic on Neowin...

Windows (desktop OS) = large market share = sells well = "Awesome" in Neowin speak
Android (mobile OS) = large market share = sells well = "Crap" in Neowin speak
Windows Phone (mobile OS) = very little market share = doesn't sell well = "Awesome" in Neowin speak

I'm not implying large market share and selling well make a good OS, but ffs come on guys.

tsupersonic said,
Love the fanboyism logic on Neowin...

Windows (desktop OS) = large market share = sells well = "Awesome" in Neowin speak
Android (mobile OS) = large market share = sells well = "Crap" in Neowin speak
Windows Phone (mobile OS) = very little market share = doesn't sell well = "Awesome" in Neowin speak

I'm not implying large market share and selling well make a good OS, but ffs come on guys.

Heres how it works.....

some people have certain reasons for their opinions (in this case windows OS is best), others have other opinions. In detail I like windows 8.1 and think its the best OS because of its ability to connect to the most devices out there, be extremely resource healthy, has plenty of useful features built in and is very easy to use (IMO), others may think its the best OS because it sells - Me and this other person come to this site and are classed as fanboys and you in your argument lump us into the same group when making your argument. See the problem?

PsYcHoKiLLa said,
Hahahahahahaha...oh wait, they're serious? Hmmm Let's look the the user numbers. Go home Microsoft, you're drunk.

Here's the funny thing. It simply says "For sale: Android device. Never used."

It never said anything negative about the device and some how you paranoid fanboys feel a need to bash MS and Windows phone. To defend a negative comment that was fabricated within your own heads...lol

Hilarious, some of the responses to this, really say a lot as to the state of mind for some of you...lol

tsupersonic said,
Love the fanboyism logic on Neowin...

Windows (desktop OS) = large market share = sells well = "Awesome" in Neowin speak
Android (mobile OS) = large market share = sells well = "Crap" in Neowin speak
Windows Phone (mobile OS) = very little market share = doesn't sell well = "Awesome" in Neowin speak

I'm not implying large market share and selling well make a good OS, but ffs come on guys.

there is also another logic:

- low market share of OS X and linux on desktop: I'm produ to be part of, people don't understand
- low market share of WP: it's crap

true apple/linux/google fan story

Emiliano Magliocca said,

there is also another logic:

- low market share of OS X and linux on desktop: I'm produ to be part of, people don't understand
- low market share of WP: it's crap

true apple/linux/google fan story


Works just the same in reverse. Remember this is Neowin, home of the anti-Apple crowd.

Apple successful? Not good. Microsoft successful? It's awesome!!@

People here are about as consistent as a politician. Hypocrisy at its finest.

(I personally don't care one way or the other, but if you're going to use a crappy argument, at least stick to your crappy arguments...)

dead.cell said,

(I personally don't care one way or the other, but if you're going to use a crappy argument, at least stick to your crappy arguments...)

Funny how no one seem to care "one way or the other" yet, everyone debates "one way or the other". There also seems to always be some sore of backhanded "not caring one way or the other" insertions whenever there is even an inkling of WP having any positive news.

Although I still say, the title comment could have easily be interpreted as someone has an unused android phone to sell. But, here we are defending our champions.

Edited by uxo22, Aug 19 2014, 10:43pm :

Say what you want, but the community already leans one way. Hell, if you'd like, I can quote you on the individual suggesting that Apple would be the one to criticize Cortana, as if Microsoft doesn't do it.

And then just last night, right before bed watching South Park, I see it: Cortana vs. Siri from Microsoft. Microsoft is just another company. They're still out to make money, just like any other company. I know people here like to see the best in the company, and while I appreciate all the things they do right, pretending they do no wrong is just ignorant.

I agree with your comment 100 percent. It's completely crazy to pretend that any of these companies do no wrong.

It's also crazy, that Cortana's 6 word story could incite such defensive responses from supposedly mentally healthy people...lol