View Poll Results: With Cortana as a Hero Feature Does Windows Phone Absolutely NEED a Flagship Device

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  • No, I think MS can use the Halo franchise to Promote WP via Cortana & gain Mind-Share.

    1 5.00%
  • Yes, I think a flagship device is ABSOLUTELY nescessary for WP to gain Mind-Share.

    19 95.00%
  • Gee, I don't know!

    0 0%
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08-01-2014 08:20 AM
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  1. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    How is Cortana a Hero feature at all? It does nothing Siri can't do aside from reminders when someone calls or texts you. That's not a hero feature. It's great to have as a feature to maintain parity with other OS's, but it's not really that special until it can work harmoniously with Xbox and Windows
    07-29-2014 07:34 PM
  2. Jason Ward's Avatar
    Hi Moiz:
    Thanks for contributing!๐Ÿ˜Š
    There are actually some dramatic differences between between Cortana and Siri. It actually begins with the fundamental neural net technology she's built on combined with having her own search engine neither of which Siri have. I found this link REALLY informative!๐Ÿ˜Š

    Microsoft Research - Anticipating More from Cortana
    Microsoft Research - Anticipating More from Cortana

    Here's another that might add a little more info to contemplate! ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Siri Will Soon Understand You a Whole Lot Better
    Siri Will Soon Understand You a Whole Lot Better | Enterprise | WIRED

    Thanks again for participating. Share this link if you'd like!๐Ÿ˜Š
    07-29-2014 08:53 PM
  3. Jason Ward's Avatar
    How is Cortana a Hero feature at all? It does nothing Siri can't do aside from reminders when someone calls or texts you. That's not a hero feature. It's great to have as a feature to maintain parity with other OS's, but it's not really that special until it can work harmoniously with Xbox and Windows
    Hi Moiz:
    Thanks for contributing!
    There are actually some dramatic differences between between Cortana and Siri. It actually begins with the fundamental neural net technology she's built on combined with having her own search engine neither of which Siri have. I found this link REALLY informative!

    Microsoft Research - Anticipating More from Cortana
    Microsoft Research - Anticipating More from Cortana


    Here's another that might add a little more info to contemplate! Siri Will Soon Understand You a Whole Lot Better
    Siri Will Soon Understand You a Whole Lot Better | Enterprise | WIRED

    Thanks again for participating. Share this link if you'd like!
    Last edited by elderjlward; 07-30-2014 at 12:02 AM.
    07-29-2014 11:49 PM
  4. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    Hi Moiz:
    Thanks for contributing!
    There are actually some dramatic differences between between Cortana and Siri. It actually begins with the fundamental neural net technology she's built on combined with having her own search engine neither of which Siri have. I found this link REALLY informative!

    Microsoft Research - Anticipating More from Cortana
    Microsoft Research - Anticipating More from Cortana


    Here's another that might add a little more info to contemplate! Siri Will Soon Understand You a Whole Lot Better
    Siri Will Soon Understand You a Whole Lot Better | Enterprise | WIRED

    Thanks again for participating. Share this link if you'd like!
    I understand that Microsoft likes to throw around the idea that Cortana is built with scale in mind, and that's great, but unfortunately that means that Cortana may show advantages later in the future. As everyone with a Windows Phone knows, Microsoft is known for "soon" statements, and this is one of them. Right now, if some one goes into a store looking to buy a phone, Cortana provides no real advantage over Siri or Google Now (at this time). Hence my statement...Cortana is not a halo feature. Microsoft needs new Halo devices and some real cool features that other operating systems don't have.
    07-30-2014 04:05 PM
  5. Jason Ward's Avatar
    I understand that Microsoft likes to throw around the idea that Cortana is built with scale in mind, and that's great, but unfortunately that means that Cortana may show advantages later in the future. As everyone with a Windows Phone knows, Microsoft is known for "soon" statements, and this is one of them. Right now, if some one goes into a store looking to buy a phone, Cortana provides no real advantage over Siri or Google Now (at this time). Hence my statement...Cortana is not a halo feature. Microsoft needs new Halo devices and some real cool features that other operating systems don't have.
    Thanks a lot Moiz for the input. You make a great point about Microsoft's "soon" statements. I think they really heard the voice of users in that regard thus their more frequent update cycles for the range of their products/services.
    I think another point which you didn't mention but is valid is that Microsoft historically has not always done a great job marketing the advantages of their products. Sometime's it seemed that they released a product into the wild and hoped that it would catch on.

    This Ad comparing Cortana to Siri does a good job touching on some of Cortana's advantages in 31 seconds. Microsoft Launches New Cortana vs. Siri Ad Showing Off Context-Aware Reminders - Mac Rumors

    Microsoft hopefully will continue this barrage of highlighting Cortana's advantages over Siri in a series of Ad/or Ad Campaign.
    Hopefully they will show what they have already shown and more of what Cortana CANbut Siri CAN'T Do like:
    • General Location Based Reminders (Next time I'm near A(any -not limited to specific location like Siri)flower shop remind me....
    • People Based Reminders
    • A Notebook that Controls Privacy and curates interests and other settings.
    • An Interface that presents your Day at the start of the Day, like a real assistant (News, weather, traffic)
    • An interface that presents ALL of your selected interests
    • Proactive localized suggestions of places to eat, or to visit. (using Foursquare)
    • Localized App Suggestions
    • Presentation of localized News (I live in one town and work in another, I get the local news based on where I am)
    • The ability to interact via text OR voice. This comes in VERY handy. Much more usefu than one may initial think.
    • The Ability to have a close Inner Circle of friends/family
    • A Chit Chat function that offers better follow up conversation
    • Because of the Neural Net Tech shes built on the ability to Learn/Remember(This is exactly why Apple is now investing in Neural Net tech, they know that it has advantages that Microsoft and Google are benefiting from)
    • Better and Faster Understanding of Speech
    • Proactive Alert to Leave for an Appointment
    • Much more personal

    These are some of the advantages that Microsoft can highlight that Cortana has NOW that makes it better than Siri, and some of these benefits also apply to Google Now. Hopefully we will see more Ad's like the one above that hit's on the range of Cortana's advantages. Maybe Microsoft will even throw in a head to head against GoogleNow!
    08-01-2014 08:20 AM
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