Cortana potentially coming to the UK in less than two weeks

For those in the UK, the wait is almost finally over - Cortana is coming. This is according to Marcus Ash, Group Program Manager for Cortana on Windows Phone. The tweet went out earlier this morning and looks like Cortana will make its appearance in the UK within the next two weeks.

If unfamiliar, Cortana is an intelligent personal assistant. Cortana can understand simple commands, but can also perform more complex things, like answering questions and giving "personal" recommendations. The more it knows about you, the better it can function. 

For those in the United States, Cortana has been available for a little over three months with the release of Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers. Since that time, there have also been a couple of handsets that have been released, that natively come preloaded with Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana. For those who have not loaded the preview or do not own one of these newer handsets, Microsoft has officially released the Windows Phone 8.1 update for Lumia devices.

If there aren't any unforeseen issues, the U.K. should be able to experience Cortana very soon. As usual we will keep you updated with any new information that might arrive before its release.

Source: Twitter | Video via Microsoft

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It's time to give up on MS. Nadella is a rat and he's going to finish killing the company. Bill Gates needs to come back quickly if he wants to keep giving away billions of dollars to charity. His stock will be worth nothing within a year or 2.

TechJunkie81 said,
It's time to give up on MS. Nadella is a rat and he's going to finish killing the company. Bill Gates needs to come back quickly if he wants to keep giving away billions of dollars to charity. His stock will be worth nothing within a year or 2.

Yeah yeah, whatever. What do you know about Nadella? He's been in charge for all of 5 minutes.

im in bulgaria and cortana has a "BETA" in the upper right corner, does everyone else has it as well?

because mine rarely answers, but does bing searches instead

Deyirn said,
im in bulgaria and cortana has a "BETA" in the upper right corner, does everyone else has it as well?

because mine rarely answers, but does bing searches instead

Its beta everywhere. The service is in beta, but the beta is restricted to us language atm with more areas opening up for the beta as they add the capability. Even the beta has to work to a point.

duddit2 said,

Its beta everywhere. The service is in beta, but the beta is restricted to us language atm with more areas opening up for the beta as they add the capability. Even the beta has to work to a point.

im okay with english, just as long as its out of beta and answering me more than giving me bing results, for example, i ask "cortana, what is the meaning of life" and i get a bing search, thats a bummer

Deyirn said,

im okay with english, just as long as its out of beta and answering me more than giving me bing results, for example, i ask "cortana, what is the meaning of life" and i get a bing search, thats a bummer

But that is down to the fact that its in beta which means its not complete and I being worked on until its classed as finished at which point missing features or expectations being missed can be moaned at rather than being pointed out to them (which is the purpose of a beta, to let people test and get feedback to add requested features into the product along with iron out bugs).