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  1. Painkillerhu's Avatar
    Since us, who are using HTC 8X can't have Cortana, I'm curious about the release date of Cortana in UK. Does anybody know anything?

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/cortana/275052-5.htm
    04-24-2014 02:01 PM
  2. Pete's Avatar
    No, we don't know for certain.
    04-24-2014 02:04 PM
  3. foaf's Avatar
    No, but just perform the work around and give it a go.
    There are niggles in changing your language and region settings, and Cortanna doesn't like my English accent. But it's worth it if you're the type of person who just has to know what she's like
    04-25-2014 08:25 AM
  4. Painkillerhu's Avatar
    Wasn't Cortana promised to roll out in UK in mid-june?
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    06-28-2014 07:03 AM
  5. stickyshocker's Avatar
    No, but just perform the work around and give it a go.
    There are niggles in changing your language and region settings, and Cortanna doesn't like my English accent. But it's worth it if you're the type of person who just has to know what she's like
    Did you not know that most 8x's cant change their settings as for me the UK settings cant be deleted and Cortana will not enable because of this
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    06-28-2014 07:08 AM
  6. neo158's Avatar
    Wasn't Cortana promised to roll out in UK in mid-june?
    Nope, mid-July at the latest.
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    06-28-2014 10:02 AM
  7. Painkillerhu's Avatar
    Nope, mid-July at the latest.
    *%&, I'll have to wait then...
    06-28-2014 10:41 AM
  8. adrian1338's Avatar
    Nope, mid-July at the latest.
    pretty sure they said till the end of june
    06-30-2014 07:01 AM
  9. Pricey_2k's Avatar
    @evleaks leaked an image from Nokia about the release date schedule for Windows 8.1 (Windows Phone 8.1 Release Schedule for Nokia Lumia Devices Revealed via Leaked Roadmap).

    This shows as late June/early July for most devices. I would imagine taking into account the tweet from @marcusash saying that 'Making #Cortana available in the UK and China will happen very soon. Weeks not months.' https://twitter.com/marcusash/status/477959992650117120 (June 15th) I would guess the two will come near enough hand in hand (usually Nokia release there updates for most regions at once).

    With the guess work above, I'd predict that HTC wouldn't be too far behind Nokia with 8.1/Cortana so I would think that we can all look forward to Cortana in the UK on the stable update channel very soon! :D

    I might be wrong though, just trying to make a square fit through a triangle hole!
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    06-30-2014 10:40 AM
  10. Painkillerhu's Avatar
    @evleaks leaked an image from Nokia about the release date schedule for Windows 8.1 (Windows Phone 8.1 Release Schedule for Nokia Lumia Devices Revealed via Leaked Roadmap).

    This shows as late June/early July for most devices. I would imagine taking into account the tweet from @marcusash saying that 'Making #Cortana available in the UK and China will happen very soon. Weeks not months.' https://twitter.com/marcusash/status/477959992650117120 (June 15th) I would guess the two will come near enough hand in hand (usually Nokia release there updates for most regions at once).

    With the guess work above, I'd predict that HTC wouldn't be too far behind Nokia with 8.1/Cortana so I would think that we can all look forward to Cortana in the UK on the stable update channel very soon! :D

    I might be wrong though, just trying to make a square fit through a triangle hole!
    Oh god, may your words be true!:D
    06-30-2014 10:43 AM
  11. neo158's Avatar
    pretty sure they said till the end of june
    Talderon, who works on the Cortana team, has said they are aiming for a mid-July launch in UK and China at the latest.
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    06-30-2014 02:08 PM
  12. Victoroos's Avatar
    At least..not today, i think ;(. I WANT TO HAVE U.S. LANGUAGE HTC!!!!!!
    And I don't think the rom/os has to be updated to have Cortana available.. I would say it is a server side switch.. correct me if I'm wrong though.
    06-30-2014 02:59 PM
  13. neo158's Avatar
    At least..not today, i think ;(. I WANT TO HAVE U.S. LANGUAGE HTC!!!!!!
    And I don't think the rom/os has to be updated to have Cortana available.. I would say it is a server side switch.. correct me if I'm wrong though.
    That and, possibly, an update to make the feature available on devices in the UK and China in a similar way to adding languages to the keyboard.
    06-30-2014 03:35 PM
  14. adrian1338's Avatar
    No Update needed. Cortana will just start when you hit the search button rather than the search page. was the same with Bing Smartsearch after changing to US Region.
    07-01-2014 02:02 AM
  15. neo158's Avatar
    No Update needed. Cortana will just start when you hit the search button rather than the search page. was the same with Bing Smartsearch after changing to US Region.
    There's a couple of major differences with Cortana:

    1. The phone needs to know that Cortana is available in the UK and China otherwise
    2. You can't launch Cortana from the Live Tile.

    The phone needs to be told that it has an updated feature set as Cortana is disabled along with the ancillary functions like Quiet Hours.
    07-01-2014 04:55 AM
  16. Victoroos's Avatar
    There's a couple of major differences with Cortana:

    1. The phone needs to know that Cortana is available in the UK and China otherwise
    2. You can't launch Cortana from the Live Tile.

    The phone needs to be told that it has an updated feature set as Cortana is disabled along with the ancillary functions like Quiet Hours.
    You think? It would make sense.. Isn't the info not passed through the web.. Because only a restart is required to get it..
    07-01-2014 05:23 AM
  17. neo158's Avatar
    You think? It would make sense.. Isn't the info not passed through the web.. Because only a restart is required to get it..
    A restart AFTER changing the region to US. Remember, in the rest of the world Cortana is disabled.
    07-01-2014 06:17 AM
  18. Victoroos's Avatar
    A restart AFTER changing the region to US. Remember, in the rest of the world Cortana is disabled.
    I don't understand, but ow well, I just hope it will be upon soon :)
    07-02-2014 04:54 AM
  19. neo158's Avatar
    I don't understand, but ow well, I just hope it will be upon soon :)
    Try installing another keyboard language and you'll see what I mean.
    07-02-2014 06:58 AM
  20. Victoroos's Avatar
    Try installing another keyboard language and you'll see what I mean.
    I get it :D. So, now we have to wait for an ota to official 8.1.. And another for UK Cortana..
    07-02-2014 10:49 AM
  21. Talderon's Avatar
    There's a couple of major differences with Cortana:

    1. The phone needs to know that Cortana is available in the UK and China otherwise
    2. You can't launch Cortana from the Live Tile.

    The phone needs to be told that it has an updated feature set as Cortana is disabled along with the ancillary functions like Quiet Hours.
    You think? It would make sense.. Isn't the info not passed through the web.. Because only a restart is required to get it..
    Activation is server side. If you change your region a restart is required. If you don't, I am not 100% certain that it will not need a restart.

    I don't understand, but ow well, I just hope it will be upon soon :)
    I get it :D. So, now we have to wait for an ota to official 8.1.. And another for UK Cortana..
    OTA of Windows Phone 8.1 has no bearing on the region, we are on a totally different release schedule.
    07-02-2014 10:55 AM
  22. neo158's Avatar
    Activation is server side. If you change your region a restart is required. If you don't, I am not 100% certain that it will not need a restart.

    OTA of Windows Phone 8.1 has no bearing on the region, we are on a totally different release schedule.
    I don't think I worded it quite right, what I suspect is that we will get a notification that the available features have changed and need to restart.
    07-02-2014 11:03 AM
  23. Talderon's Avatar
    I don't think I worded it quite right, what I suspect is that we will get a notification that the available features have changed and need to restart.
    Ah, ok. Yeah, this is probably what will happen. I can't confirm since I am not in a region that does not have Cortana. I will ask though and see if I can get a confirmation from the dev/pm team. :)
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    07-02-2014 11:17 AM
  24. neo158's Avatar
    Ah, ok. Yeah, this is probably what will happen. I can't confirm since I am not in a region that does not have Cortana. I will ask though and see if I can get a confirmation from the dev/pm team. :)
    It's the same way the Zune software worked, when the features changed you got a notification in the app to restart.
    07-02-2014 12:06 PM
  25. Victoroos's Avatar
    Ah, ok. Yeah, this is probably what will happen. I can't confirm since I am not in a region that does not have Cortana. I will ask though and see if I can get a confirmation from the dev/pm team. :)
    If we know the release date.. At least the waiting will be easier;);)... It is good to know that it only is a server switch...
    07-02-2014 12:29 PM
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