1. quantum tao's Avatar
    the icon has the hardware to support Nokia Motion monitor "Application uses dedicated core on Nokia Lumia 1520 and Nokia Lumia Icon to off-load sensor data processing from main processor, enabling algorithms to run using low power".

    so why not use that core for cortana?

    i like cortana but i'm ready to put her back in the box, she is burning up my phone and sucking the battery dry faster than anything i have ever used.
    why does quiet hours need her? why?
    04-15-2014 08:11 AM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Those cores are dedicated for motion sensor data. Cortana is still in beta version , it's normal to see such issues.
    04-15-2014 09:01 AM
  3. quantum tao's Avatar
    Those cores are dedicated for motion sensor data. Cortana is still in beta version , it's normal to see such issues.
    are you stating this as fact? please direct me to supporting documentation.
    i couldn't find anything about it being limited to that here: Snapdragon 800 processors | Mobile Technology | Qualcomm Snapdragon Processors
    in fact they elude to the possible use of voice technology here: Qualcomm Video Center
    04-15-2014 01:05 PM
  4. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    the icon has the hardware to support Nokia Motion monitor "Application uses dedicated core on Nokia Lumia 1520 and Nokia Lumia Icon to off-load sensor data processing from main processor, enabling algorithms to run using low power".

    so why not use that core for cortana?

    i like cortana but i'm ready to put her back in the box, she is burning up my phone and sucking the battery dry faster than anything i have ever used.
    why does quiet hours need her? why?
    It's not that simple. Also, Motion Monitor was a kludge of an app, a test bed. It actually kind of sucked. With Lumia Cyan, new drivers will enable full utilization of SensorCore, which is a tech developed with Qualcomm. Case in point, Bluetooth LE? It's now disabled on your Nokia device with 8.1 on it. Reason? Needs new drivers. Lots of things are not optimized in 8.1, that's the whole idea of having firmware in the first place. But you all want the OS first and early, so....thems the consequences.

    Re: why not use it for Cortana, there are quite a few reasons, including not forking it due to hardware. The Lumia 520 is 40% of the WP market. It, not the Icon or Lumia 1520, drives the ecosystem. So you build your main functions on the 520, which is why Cortana can run on it.

    As a side note: I do find it funny when people in forums, who aren't engineers or develop smartphone hardware, just volunteer tips to companies like Microsoft. It's not that simple to "just make Cortana work on another core". I don't mean to come off as a jerk, though I probably am, it's just these things are complicated and Microsoft often does things for specific reasons. My point is, I write on phones and I'd be out of bounds to tell NASA how to make a better satellite, ya know?
    04-17-2014 01:20 PM
  5. Sam Sabri's Avatar
    Dan, build me a satellite please. My birthday is next month. I want to go to the stars.
    04-17-2014 01:24 PM
  6. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Dan, build me a satellite please. My birthday is next month. I want to go to the stars.
    Cool , I will join your party
    04-17-2014 01:28 PM
  7. Jas00555's Avatar
    Dan, build me a satellite please. My birthday is next month. I want to go to the stars.
    Be careful not to take your phone. The last time Cortana was in Earth's orbit, things didn't turn out great.
    04-17-2014 01:31 PM
  8. Jas00555's Avatar
    Case in point, Bluetooth LE? It's now disabled on your Nokia device with 8.1 on it. Reason? Needs new drivers.
    I thought 8.1 enabled BT LE for all phones? If its not, then that explains a lot of the battery issues that I've had with my phone.
    04-17-2014 01:34 PM
  9. Wilguens Joachin's Avatar
    Be careful not to take your phone. The last time Cortana was in Earth's orbit, things didn't turn out great.
    Lmao good one
    04-17-2014 01:35 PM
  10. quantum tao's Avatar
    Dan, it was more of a question than a suggestion. However, I can see your point about Microsoft being way of above a lowly brainless forum troller like myself.
    My original thinking was more along the lines of how a browser uses hardware acceleration when possible or a video driver enables features based on the hardware it sees.
    BTW, thanks for the quick response.
    04-17-2014 02:16 PM
  11. quantum tao's Avatar
    As a side note: I do find it funny when people in forums, who aren't engineers or develop smartphone hardware, just volunteer tips to companies like Microsoft. It's not that simple to "just make Cortana work on another core". I don't mean to come off as a jerk, though I probably am, it's just these things are complicated and Microsoft often does things for specific reasons. My point is, I write on phones and I'd be out of bounds to tell NASA how to make a better satellite, ya know?
    oh really? Microsoft working on passive-voice activation for Cortana | Windows Phone Central
    "The one caveat to this feature is when it arrives, it will most likely only work on newer Snapdragon 800 and higher chipsets. The ability to leave microphones on for passive activation is not a trivial thing to enable on any phone (unless you're the NSA, we suppose). That means in designing and enabling this feature, Microsoft may have to somewhat fragment the Cortana experience, frustrating some users who have older hardware. But like all things in technology, the spoils go to those with the latest gadgets."
    06-17-2014 12:48 PM
  12. Blacklac's Avatar
    You didn't really prove him wrong...
    06-17-2014 12:51 PM

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