Windows Phone’s Cortana coming to more European countries soon?
The Windows Phone 8.1 update brought a lot of features and fixes to phones that have received the software refresh, but Cortana is one of the main additions, as Microsoft is joining Google (with its Google now), and Apple (with its Siri) in the personal voice assistant game (sure, there are OEM specific versions as well, like Samsung’s own S-Voice). It was one of the most anticipated features of Windows Phone 8.1, and it is now availableÂ to users in Australia, Canada, China, India, theÂ United Kingdom, and the United States. However, the list of countries where you’ll be able to ask her for help is about to expand, and we’ve got a solid confirmation of that coming straight from the horse’s mouth.
Laurent Schlosser is Microsoft’sÂ Senior Director of Operator Channels at the French division of the company, and he took it to Twitter to say that Cortana is currently taking accelerated french lessons. Additionally, Schlosser also said that users should expect it to land in a couple of months, so a 2014 roll-out might be in the cards.
– Laurent Schlosser (@LaurentSchloss) September 23, 2014
The above evidence, while light, is definitely enough to testify to Microsoft’s intentions on getting Cortana in as many Windows Phone users’ hands as possible. It’s just a matter of when it will be available, and we’ll let you know as soon as we hear more.
Source:Â Laurent Schlosser (onÂ Twitter)