1. Bogi Georgiev's Avatar
    Hello, does anyone know if Cortana will be updated through OS updates, or through the store like the new Xbox Music and Xbox Video Apps, to make it easier to update? :)
    04-12-2014 01:39 PM
  2. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    It looks like an app so probably via store.
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    04-12-2014 01:40 PM
  3. Bogi Georgiev's Avatar
    I really hope that is the case, as it will allow her to be updated as well as released globally a lot quicker than through OS updates
    04-12-2014 01:46 PM
  4. distilledoreo's Avatar
    Since Cortana is predominantly cloud based, I would assume it would update automatically on the backend. Either that or by an update in the store.
    04-12-2014 01:53 PM
  5. Talderon's Avatar
    Since Cortana is predominantly cloud based, I would assume it would update automatically on the backend. Either that or by an update in the store.
    You are correct. Cortana is predominately Cloud Based, however, there is an app on the device that is used to interface with the cloud services. My understanding is that most of the functionality will be updated on the back end, but the app itself will need love too. Should come through as an app update, but I am requesting confirmation on that as well.
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    04-12-2014 02:00 PM
  6. Bogi Georgiev's Avatar
    Even better! :D
    04-12-2014 03:44 PM
  7. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Seeing as our current Bing Search and TellMe have received several (relatively minor-moderate) updates just from services being updated on the backend, I'd say that means Cortana should be able to grow in capabilities day-by-day, at least theoretically.

    This of course doesn't mean that just updating the backend will supply tons of news features, and obviously updates to Cortana on devices itself will be required from time-to-time. But I do know that Google Now gained features such as the command, "I want to take a picture," opening the camera app over night, from a backend update, so I'll assume Cortana will be very similar.

    As for Store updates: I'm skeptical. While I base this off of nothing more than my own speculation (so not scientific in any sense), it appears that Cortana is apart of the OS itself, and therefore not Store updatable. Remember: things like the messaging app or the phone app are there own separate apps, live tiles and all, but still aren't store updatable. Same thing with Music + Videos on Windows Phone 8.

    Again, I can easily be proven wrong (and I hope to be, because on the fly updates kick ***), but just because Cortana has her own app listing, doesn't make her Store updatable.
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    04-12-2014 04:26 PM
  8. Bogi Georgiev's Avatar
    Seeing as our current Bing Search and TellMe have received several (relatively minor-moderate) updates just from services being updated on the backend, I'd say that means Cortana should be able to grow in capabilities day-by-day, at least theoretically.

    This of course doesn't mean that just updating the backend will supply tons of news features, and obviously updates to Cortana on devices itself will be required from time-to-time. But I do know that Google Now gained features such as the command, "I want to take a picture," opening the camera app over night, from a backend update, so I'll assume Cortana will be very similar.

    As for Store updates: I'm skeptical. While I base this off of nothing more than my own speculation (so not scientific in any sense), it appears that Cortana is apart of the OS itself, and therefore not Store updatable. Remember: things like the messaging app or the phone app are there own separate apps, live tiles and all, but still aren't store updatable. Same thing with Music + Videos on Windows Phone 8.

    Again, I can easily be proven wrong (and I hope to be, because on the fly updates kick ***), but just because Cortana has her own app listing, doesn't make her Store updatable.
    okie dokie, that makes sense, hopefully she is a store app because on the fly updates really do kick ***! Thanks for clearing it all up for me guys! :)
    04-12-2014 04:32 PM
  9. SwimSwim's Avatar
    I played around with the emulator, and while I can't say for certain (as the Music app exhibits the same behavior, even though we all know for certain it's a Store app), but it does appear Cortana is built into the OS.

    Again, can't say for certain, but it does seem to me that's it's /not/ a Store app, and is built into the OS itself. Pity. :(
    04-12-2014 05:27 PM
  10. Bogi Georgiev's Avatar
    Aaawww ok, never mind, I guess we'll just see on the 14th and hope for the best, and even if it is built into the OS, I'm sure it'll still be amazing :)
    04-12-2014 05:33 PM

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