04-05-2014 02:23 PM
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  1. KrisJoeEll's Avatar
    As the title says, am from India and will my 8.1 dev preview (4/10) come with no Cortana?

    And its my first time trying a dev preview. So anything I should be concerned about?
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    04-03-2014 01:26 AM
  2. SonOfDad's Avatar
    My biggest question at the moment. If it does I'll just hold off getting the full update until she's released in Australia, likely in in 2017!! And I had the dev preview of GDR3 no fears as long as you've got you phone unlocked already and 'preview for developers' app installed.
    04-03-2014 01:53 AM
  3. Kashyapjani's Avatar
    Changing the region to US might enable her? Less likely because firmware downloaded OTA are most probably region specific.
    04-03-2014 02:11 AM
  4. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    Cortana is launching US first and that includes the dev preview update that will hit phones a week from now.

    Workarounds to enable Cortana would likely require a user to completely wipe their notebook in order to have Cortana be accurate when it does launch in their region.
    04-03-2014 02:15 AM
  5. untitled007's Avatar
    that Cortana, base on some of its videos and comments from the viewers, i think it live it its hype, congrats to the team.
    04-03-2014 02:15 AM
  6. Kashyapjani's Avatar
    Regarding devprev and warranty, you shouldn't be concerned. It is true that warranty MIGHT be considered void if the device is on dev prev, it will resume once the actual update is pushed out. Dev prev is almost a final build so it shouldn't harm your device. If in case, it runs into a problem, don't open your mouth about the preview when you go to Nokia Care. ;) "I don't know. My brother was using the phone!"
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    04-03-2014 02:21 AM
  7. KrisJoeEll's Avatar
    Cortana is launching US first and that includes the dev preview update that will hit phones a week from now.

    Workarounds to enable Cortana would likely require a user to completely wipe their notebook in order to have Cortana be accurate when it does launch in their region.
    This is very disappointing. Only releasing in US could help them test Cortana and remove bugs but given the amount of hype, there will be a lot of hate towards Microsoft in this matter.
    I hope they bring it soon. I'd give them at most 3~6 months.
    04-03-2014 02:41 AM
  8. marratj's Avatar
    Changing the region to US might enable her? Less likely because firmware downloaded OTA are most probably region specific.
    In the simlutor this works. After I switched everything to German, Cortana (including Quiet Hours :( ) was complety gone. When setting Language and Region to English - United States, it came back again with all features.
    04-03-2014 02:45 AM
  9. SonOfDad's Avatar
    MS have made a big hype about W8, WP8 & XB1 sharing the same Kernal if Kinect can accept en-au vocal commands (which took a year to implement) why can't this code be transferred?
    04-03-2014 02:46 AM
  10. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    This is very disappointing. Only releasing in US could help them test Cortana and remove bugs but given the amount of hype, there will be a lot of hate towards Microsoft in this matter.
    I hope they bring it soon. I'd give them at most 3~6 months.
    Hate towards Microsoft would exist in either case unfortunately. That just seems to be the 'cool' thing to do.

    As I mentioned elsewhere they are the only company I have ever seen that gets hatred for staged releases.

    It makes it really hard from an emotional standpoint to work there sometimes knowing that you're loathed and hated merely for working there.
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    04-03-2014 02:51 AM
  11. KrisJoeEll's Avatar
    Hate towards Microsoft would exist in either case unfortunately. That just seems to be the 'cool' thing to do.

    As I mentioned elsewhere they are the only company I have ever seen that gets hatred for staged releases.

    It makes it really hard from an emotional standpoint to work there sometimes knowing that you're loathed and hated merely for working there.
    Agreed. And the Cortana limitation will only fuel more hate.

    But in a competitive stand point, this is a bad move. While Apple & Google move on with new tech/features, Microsoft is limiting its (best) features only to one country.

    Ex. Bing it pretty much useless here in India. If they brought bing rewards and even that little music icon on WP that enable you to recognize audio to india or the rest of the world, it would have been much more popular. (assuming there is no technical limitations to do this)
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    04-03-2014 02:56 AM
  12. Kashyapjani's Avatar
    In the simlutor this works. After I switched everything to German, Cortana (including Quiet Hours :( ) was complety gone. When setting Language and Region to English - United States, it came back again with all features.
    So the trick should work on preview too. Well, region specific suggestions and queries still won't work. I don't like using another region because apps like bing news and finance won't give me the content I need. So much for cortana, eh?
    04-03-2014 03:09 AM
  13. marratj's Avatar
    So the trick should work on preview too. Well, region specific suggestions and queries still won't work. I don't like using another region because apps like bing news and finance won't give me the content I need. So much for cortana, eh?
    I likely will switch it to US still. Quiet Hours is a feature I'm already waiting for a long time. Also, the reminder stuff when leaving a location or communicating to a certain person seems to work fine. And when I search for special places here in Germany, HERE maps and Foursquare together usually do a better job than Bing for me, so it's no big loss.
    04-03-2014 03:34 AM
  14. hermantj's Avatar
    Hope it works this way. But they may limit it with the OTA. But I think it should work with the preview as the preview is the same for every one (there isn't a diferent version for every region, as far as I know).

    EDIT : just tried something. Do you know that podcast in the wp store aren't available here in Europe? Well I thought if I set the region to USA and language to english, I could use the podcasts. Well, I still can't download podcasts from the store. Will be the smae with cortana???
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    04-03-2014 03:56 AM
  15. Lee Foy's Avatar
    I'm from the UK will I get it

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    04-03-2014 10:42 AM
  16. Athull's Avatar
    I hope it wld be included after all Dev preview is basically for wp enthusiasts who wants to test it out whatever is new and iron out the bugs by giving feedback...
    04-03-2014 10:52 AM
  17. KrisJoeEll's Avatar
    If I were to change my region from India to US (to use Cortana), what functionalists in my phone will it affect? (Like app purchases etc)
    04-04-2014 09:19 AM
  18. benjaminries's Avatar
    For those with the emulator (I'm at work right now), can you tell us which of the following language+region settings needs to be on "United States" to enable Cortana?
    1. Phone language
    2. Country/Region
    3. Regional format


    I'm Canadian, and I already run these settings on USA/Canada/Canada. Does that combo work? I guess the next best combo would be USA/USA/Canada...
    04-04-2014 10:08 AM
  19. Talderon's Avatar


    This is via Emulator, however, it may work. I cannot say for certain for General Availability release.
    04-04-2014 10:55 AM
  20. Markham Ranja's Avatar
    Hate towards Microsoft would exist in either case unfortunately. That just seems to be the 'cool' thing to do.

    As I mentioned elsewhere they are the only company I have ever seen that gets hatred for staged releases.

    It makes it really hard from an emotional standpoint to work there sometimes knowing that you're loathed and hated merely for working there.
    Google Now worked in India from day 1. I travel a lot and find that the only feature missing when I'm in India as opposed to the USA, for example, is nearby movie showtimes. It pings for traffic to/from work, reminds me to leave for appointments in time, keeps track of my flights, everything. Most recently, they also added cricket updates and I was pleasantly surprised that it picked up on shipping emails from Flipkart (the Amazon of India, basically) and kept track of my packages for me.

    If Google can do all this, I fail to see why MS cannot. Perhaps you can provide insight considering that you work there.
    04-04-2014 10:58 AM
  21. prasath1234's Avatar
    Because Google treats Indian consumer well unlike Microsoft who will roll out stuffs to USA only lol

    Sent from my C2305 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    04-04-2014 11:42 AM
  22. ram7489's Avatar
    Hey guys, request you all to please vote up for Cortana to be available as beta to the people part of the Dev Preview.
    Please vote up here. Thank you!
    Global release of Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview – Feature Suggestions for Windows Phone
    khader_moham likes this.
    04-04-2014 02:48 PM
  23. khader_moham's Avatar
    Hey guys, request you all to please vote up for Cortana to be available as beta to the people part of the Dev Preview.
    Please vote up here. Thank you!
    Global release of Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview – Feature Suggestions for Windows Phone
    Great idea!!
    Voted
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    04-04-2014 03:00 PM
  24. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    Just voted!
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    04-04-2014 08:48 PM
  25. Aniruddh Sharma1's Avatar
    So the trick should work on preview too. Well, region specific suggestions and queries still won't work. I don't like using another region because apps like bing news and finance won't give me the content I need. So much for cortana, eh?
    Are you suggesting that if someone is using a US Lumia and hence cortana and wants information about places and things in India, Cortana would not be able to help?
    The way I see it, cortana should be having all the data that's there is bing which includes a lot of stuff about India also.
    04-05-2014 01:12 AM
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