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View Poll Results: Are you looking forward to cortana ?

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  • Yes, I love it

    306 61.82%
  • No , useless feature

    10 2.02%
  • Gimmick for me

    21 4.24%
  • Will rarely use it

    20 4.04%
  • Will Use it to show-off

    14 2.83%
  • Room for improvement

    124 25.05%
04-12-2017 03:10 PM
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  1. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I'm ok with it for now, I wont know for sure till I have it for a week or 2. After the coolness factor goes away(after a week or so), will I still like it and find it usefull ?

    I'll admit I am lazy time to time, something I should be putting in a reminder or calandar entry for, I some times figure I will remember but, yep, I do forget(I am only human). Putting in a reminder, tho easy can be painfull to type it in on some days or it really is that I AM lazy....who knows for sure...

    My wife gives me a hard time about that. So If I can be lazy and just talk to my phone for some reminders and other stuff, that works pretty seamless (With out having to repeat things 4-5 times), I think I really would welcome the feature ! ***IF*** it works like they say ! Also a lot of this stuff, calls and texts (only use voice texting) are coming when I am doing something else, like driving, playing video games, etc, so if I can talk to my phone with out touching the phone, then it COULD work pretty well for me.
    04-04-2014 01:28 PM
  2. Woknox's Avatar
    The ingame model (Halo 4) is better (IMHO)]
    She has no nipples,... can't get used to it...
    04-04-2014 04:57 PM
  3. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    She has no nipples,... can't get used to it...
    She's a hologram
    04-05-2014 08:35 PM
  4. psychotron's Avatar
    Hard for me to form an opinion just yet since it's still in beta.
    04-05-2014 09:48 PM
  5. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    Microsoft showed its digital voice assistant today at build conference . What are your impressions ? Are you impressed ?
    If Microsoft can iron out the kinks with regional accent recognition, then then may have cracked it.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    04-06-2014 11:59 AM
  6. Hoss98's Avatar
    80.58% people are in love with one girl..!! LOL..!!
    It's good that this girl has a lot of copies
    04-11-2014 05:29 AM
  7. Talderon's Avatar
    I have been using her for months now (since Feb) and quite honestly, I can't imagine NOT having her. I use her daily for many things. My reminders section of her notebook is FULL of things (some even 7-8 months out that I would NEVER remember without her). My places has a slew of spots I frequent and use for all kinds of location based activities.

    She has evolved a TON since I first got her. She is STILL evolving. Even though you will have Cortana in the Dev Preview, the version you get will be behind the version some of us will be running since she will be constantly evolving. (No, don't as for a sneak peek at future features until they are announced) I love to reveal, but not before official announcements. :P

    Just keep hanging out here, follow the threads and know that someone at the Mother Ship is watching and sending information up the chain to get it in front of the right eyes. :)
    04-12-2014 08:16 PM
  8. sachinvermarip's Avatar
    I already love it, but there is a lot of room for improvement as it is still in beta.
    04-14-2014 01:34 PM
  9. bills pies's Avatar
    Cortana works better than any experience I've had with Siri, but Siri seems to talk to you more, for example he says stuff like "I found this on the web..." and "I don't know what you mean by..."

    I love her as an assistant, but when I ask her just general stuff, she seems to bring up web searches rather than answer with a response.
    selkie305 likes this.
    04-14-2014 02:19 PM
  10. Adretheon's Avatar
    I'm happy with it for now. It seems slow though. If I'm doing just a normal search for something it takes a while to come up. Idk if that's cause it has to go through to see if there's a pre-recorded response or if the Bing servers are just slow. I'm excited to see what all they'll add. I'd like to see a "I take a picture with..." and have the default camera come up with a lens on. I love the settings though I just did "Turn off Wifi" and was really surprised she did.
    04-14-2014 03:21 PM
  11. amin khormaei's Avatar
    woooooooow, cortana is really good, i tell her play backstreet boys and she plays that for me, i test sarah brightman and she plays the sarah brightman track which inside of my phone.
    she can open my apps and setting, she is really fast, i'm really into her and microsoft idea , when she talks to me i feel she is alive,this is beta and this is good at all but we should wait for the final version,

    this is my idea: when you buy a new cell phone you should get use to use your phone but this is wrong
    if i were the head of microsoft's designer windows phone devices i would design a phone that it gets use to you
    with the new algorithm that make your phone more alive with a technology of survey from your email and your social networks.
    your phone should suggest you in your major and new things related to your major everyday and your phone should tell you about itself
    for example cortana could tell you about it's features and new feature and about her team ideas that work on her.
    why a human is alive : because they start talking to you not like cortana , she just answer you and do your job, she is like a servant .
    she must have a question about your friends on facebook or your email contact and you explain that to her and she send the data to the data base .
    for example one of the benefit of this explanation when your friend ask cortana who am i? cortana reponses him or her the right answer.

    best regards
    Last edited by amin khormaei; 04-15-2014 at 03:12 AM.
    04-15-2014 02:48 AM
  12. hermantj's Avatar
    04-15-2014 09:11 AM
  13. alvarezjpr's Avatar
    I voted "Room for imprpovement" because it's not working consistently. Sometimes it "listens" to my commands and most of the time it doesn't do anything.Having wifi on or off doesn't make a difference. Lumia 920
    04-15-2014 06:46 PM
  14. cckgz4's Avatar
    One problem I've had consistently with voice diction and using speech to text or commands is that the software doesn't understand me. I don't enunciate well, so I was pleasantly surprised to see Cortana pick up what I said perfectly 97% of the time, the missing 3% is due to me not remembering how my contact's name was saved in my phone.
    04-15-2014 06:50 PM
  15. Fx Stryker's Avatar
    I love Cortana. She has worked pretty well with most basic commands. Such as opening an app, texting someone, setting reminders, and those sorts of things. Unfortunately I am a victim of the bug where Cortana doesn't respond when I ask her questions like "who is your daddy" and "sing me a song." Kind of sucks, and I am afraid to do a hard reset because I do not want to lose anything on my phone.

    EDIT: Decided to hard reset, and Cortana works perfectly. Currently still playing with her, but it is really fun.
    Last edited by Fx Stryker; 04-15-2014 at 08:44 PM.
    04-15-2014 07:24 PM
  16. markdb's Avatar
    I like the WP8.1 upgrade a lot. I bought a Lumia 520 just to try it out. One of the most attractive features of the WP 7-8.1 is the live tiles and the text reading and voice to text response. Contana is a little more verbose in prompt/response, but works fine. On the whole, Cortana is not as useful as SIRI, so far. Remind me's don't post to my Exchange Tasks, I don't use OneNote. Curious the Microsoft would trend us away from Exchange.
    04-16-2014 12:22 PM
  17. MetalFan777's Avatar
    I cant use it now. I live in Norway and to change location-settings and Language is not an option for me. I have tried it and she has really problems with my broken English. Both my parents has WP too. And this would be great for them if it was in Norwegian. But to them to talk or write in English is useless. This is starting to be a deal breaker for me. Not that it is now. But the feeling of being second class citizen in this is not a good feeling. I still love Microsoft and WP. Even windows 8.1. But if there isnt coming in Norwegian I may go over to android someday. You know. Whats the point of having a phone with less future as it could have. Just because your not a golden boy from US.
    04-16-2014 05:12 PM
  18. thelorenzzo's Avatar
    When I first read about Cortana I thought I was only going to use it for fun. However, I find myself asking her to do stuff for me every day. I can't even go back to 8.0 now, as she's making my life so much easier. By the way, I'm not a native English speaker and I don't live in an English-speaking country. so that should give you an idea of how useful it is. I just wish Microsoft would make her work offline in type=mode (so no voice recognition would be needed) with some of the basic stuff, like reminders and alarms. I'd love to be on the subway, no 3G on, typing "Remind me to call my mom when I get home". This shouldn't be hard to add in a future update, right? Again, I'm just saying *basic stuff*, not chit-chat and other more complicated things.
    anon5997296 likes this.
    04-16-2014 09:22 PM
  19. despertador's Avatar
    Maybe it's the placebo effect, but I think the voice dictation/recognition has improved greatly!

    Unfortunately, Cortana itself isn't very good at understanding some of my phrases. I hope that'll be improved later...

    I also like how Cortana detects potential events in emails and how I can add them to my calendar with a tap!
    04-16-2014 09:29 PM
  20. Android killer's Avatar
    Yes but we wand her to learn her Greek so we can speak to her we Greeks too!!
    04-17-2014 11:34 AM
  21. mayconvert's Avatar
    I think they did a great job for a beta assistant. There is room for improvement, but she is awesome already.
    I see a lot of people say they never use Cortana, Siri, Google now etc. I don't get it. These voice assists are awesome. I use them all the time. Even in public.
    I don't care what the "public" thinks. If i need to be reminded to do something, or get cat food when I go to Petsmart etc. I talk to my phone.
    I feel like people who don't use these assistants, ever, are missing out. Their loss.
    04-17-2014 11:16 PM
  22. Calarin's Avatar
    - Love it so far, but it comes up with plain bing searches more often than I would like. I wish she would read back the first few results or something, or clarify before jumping to bing. Aside from the basic appointments, directions, etc, I don't see a huge use for it yet.

    - Voice recognition is great, just a few mistakes so far... one was REALLY off. I think I asked What do you think of Halo 5? or something like that, but in a slightly muffled voice, so it decided to do a bing search for What do you think of anal r**e? I was absolutely shocked, but it was still pretty funny - like isn't there something else that matches closer? lol

    - Needs more app integrations, like Spotify!!!
    04-18-2014 01:21 AM
  23. Guytronic's Avatar
    Wishlist item:

    I'd like Cortana to change my camera settings by voice.
    Also I wish she could judge weather the shot with settings will result in the best output.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    04-20-2014 05:43 PM
  24. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    How can I change the temperature to Celsius permanently? And what can I do to make Cortana remember a place when I'm already there? (Bing Maps doesn't work here)
    04-21-2014 01:39 AM
  25. ShaneRay's Avatar
    While I'll reserve judgement for a while, I don't think Cortana is something I'll be making use of. I'll admit that the coolness factor it there right now. But, longer term utility? Dunno about that. I still think voice interaction (on ANY system) still has a long way to go before it's truly natural and convenient.
    04-21-2014 06:11 PM
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