1. Gorki247's Avatar
    The Windows Phone UK twitter account posted this tweet a bit earlier. Seems like the UK release for Cortana is close.

    https://twitter.com/windowsphoneuk/s...91714013339648

    All it says is 'Soon' together with this picture
    05-28-2014 05:16 AM
  2. engineermoore's Avatar
    hmm, I wonder what they define "soon" as!
    05-28-2014 05:24 AM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    hmm, I wonder what they define "soon" as!
    Excuse my sarcasm... usually several weeks to months from experience.

    Hopefully this isn't the case.
    Beijendorf and John20212 like this.
    05-28-2014 05:40 AM
  4. garry bryant's Avatar
    Some of us are still waiting for the official 8.1 update, any news on when this will be coming.
    05-28-2014 05:49 AM
  5. engineermoore's Avatar
    Excuse my sarcasm... usually several weeks to months from experience.

    Hopefully this isn't the case.
    It was more of a rhetorical question haha
    05-28-2014 05:54 AM
  6. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Some of us are still waiting for the official 8.1 update, any news on when this will be coming.
    Um, unless you own a 630 or a 930 we're all waiting for the offical 8.1 update.

    So to answer you question, no idea. June? July? August? Next year? Don't you just love WP? :P
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    05-28-2014 06:08 AM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    It was more of a rhetorical question haha
    I rhetorically answered your question with what can only be described as an experienced answer. I sometimes wonder if we should all be zen masters by now with the patience we learn. :P
    05-28-2014 06:09 AM
  8. garry bryant's Avatar
    Yeah love Wp but gets very frustrating having to wait for updates and especially apps that have been out for a while on other os, but still the best things come to those who wait i suppose.
    05-28-2014 06:16 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Yeah love Wp but gets very frustrating having to wait for updates and especially apps that have been out for a while on other os, but still the best things come to those who wait i suppose.
    Just keep believing that and drink the Kool-Aid and all will be well. :)

    Maybe MS will surprise us one day.
    05-28-2014 06:24 AM
  10. garry bryant's Avatar
    Maybe
    05-28-2014 06:28 AM
  11. DJRedLine's Avatar
    Just saw this on twitter, hopefully this means HTC users can finally access Cortana
    05-28-2014 07:32 AM
  12. xbilly's Avatar
    I've got Cortana in UK. Just needed to change my language settings to US English.
    05-28-2014 07:54 AM
  13. Gorki247's Avatar
    I've got Cortana in UK. Just needed to change my language settings to US English.
    ... and your region. A lot of us have Cortana using this trick. The problem is that by changing your region, you no longer have access to the UK store. Once they officially release Cortana over here, we should be able to use it with the UK region and continue to use the store as normal.
    05-28-2014 08:32 AM
  14. Jcmg62's Avatar
    As I understand it, WP8.1 will be have its official launch on the 24th June. As Cortana is a baked in aspect of 8.1, I think we can deduct that the 24th June is about as "soon" as its going to happen.......
    05-28-2014 10:35 AM
  15. ChromeDome#WP's Avatar
    Don't think so, I should imagine it'll be released to developers preview before the official launch ๐Ÿ˜Š
    05-28-2014 02:48 PM
  16. Jcmg62's Avatar
    Don't think so, I should imagine it'll be released to developers preview before the official launch ๐Ÿ˜Š
    That would be cool ๐Ÿ˜Š
    05-28-2014 04:36 PM
  17. andynew89's Avatar
    I've got Cortana in UK. Just needed to change my language settings to US English.
    Yep that's the trick but once Cortana is released for UK we won't have to change settings and that's way better
    mikeycl likes this.
    05-28-2014 04:44 PM
  18. Talderon's Avatar
    hmm, I wonder what they define "soon" as!
    Scuttlebutt around the office is before official release, but don't quote me on that because it seems to be changing regularly as issues are found/worked on, but the goal is SOON.

    As I understand it, WP8.1 will be have its official launch on the 24th June. As Cortana is a baked in aspect of 8.1, I think we can deduct that the 24th June is about as "soon" as its going to happen.......
    You are correct. The target date for the official launch is June 24th. Cortana is included in WP 8.1 but will not be activated unless your region has been activated (server side), so will still need to do the Region/Language settings trick.
    Pete and Jcmg62 like this.
    05-29-2014 09:09 AM
  19. JasonKruys's Avatar
    I can't wait, really can't wait. I must check my phone for updates 4 or 5 times in each 24hours lol. I am in the UK, so keen to get Cortana, but haven't changed region etc... I have noted that Mr Belfiore has not tweeted anything since last Saturday - he is either on Holiday, or he is busy preparing the release of WP8.1....I'm hoping the latter

    Thanks for being so active on the forum, Talderon. It is very much appreciated!
    05-29-2014 10:07 AM
  20. theOne1893's Avatar
    I can't wait for an european Cortana!
    I live in Switzerland and set the regio to US to use Cortana from here.

    Having a UK Cortana will make things a lot better for me, no more asking for weather in celsius or beeing specific about the metric system in my questions :)
    05-29-2014 03:35 PM
  21. Trevor Jones's Avatar
    Given that the target date is the 24th is there a chance that the uk release of Cortana will be activated in the developer preview before that date?
    05-30-2014 03:18 AM
  22. nicfromwales's Avatar
    Given that the target date is the 24th is there a chance that the uk release of Cortana will be activated in the developer preview before that date?
    I don't think the official 8.1 release will have any impact on the arrival of Cortana in Britain, the same as it won't have any impact on her arrival in India, Brazil, Australia, etc which will receive 8.1 long before receiving Cortana.
    05-30-2014 03:42 AM

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