1. psgenious's Avatar
    cortana is awesome but i want cortana to open by saying something like "hey cortana"
    and we would have a option to turn voice start on/off .
    this could be used for sho off . and sometimes helpfull also .
    cortana should also be able to answer call - as when we r eating something and call comes we will say answer and call will be answered by cortana in speaker mode.
    04-17-2014 07:26 AM
  2. Oliverspin's Avatar
    This sounds like a great idea. Google has something like this. It may not be very high on the priority list though. WP can already read your texts aloud and announce a caller (Settings/Ease of Access). I suspect the obstacles blocking this development would be demand, utility, and hardware requirements.
    04-18-2014 02:59 PM
  3. jleebiker's Avatar
    This sounds like a great idea. Google has something like this. It may not be very high on the priority list though. WP can already read your texts aloud and announce a caller (Settings/Ease of Access). I suspect the obstacles blocking this development would be demand, utility, and hardware requirements.
    ...and battery. I'm sure it would suck up even more juice for Cortana to always be listening for a voice.
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    04-18-2014 04:22 PM
  4. nexialbinding's Avatar
    The Moto X does this. It has separate CPU cores set aside to listen for your voice, meaning Motorola thought special hardware was necessary to have this capability and not kill the battery. As such, I wouldn't hold your breathe for this function in WP.
    04-18-2014 04:37 PM
  5. raccoon210's Avatar
    I think but not sure, that that's only possible without killing a lot of battery if you have the snapdragon 805 processor.
    04-18-2014 04:37 PM
  6. Joel S79's Avatar
    The Moto X does this. It has separate CPU cores set aside to listen for your voice, meaning Motorola thought special hardware was necessary to have this capability and not kill the battery. As such, I wouldn't hold your breathe for this function in WP.
    I think but not sure, that that's only possible without killing a lot of battery if you have the snapdragon 805 processor.
    The Moto X has a dual core primary processor, so they tossed in another one to handle monitoring for voice. The quadcore Snapdragon 800 in the Icon, 1520 and 930 could probably so it with one of the spare cores. Older dual core phones might be out of luck, but MS is looking at it.
    04-18-2014 05:11 PM

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