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  1. Snow Wight's Avatar
    I tweeted @cortanaLive asking when it was arriving on British shores. Got the reply that it would be soon, so I asked if it was tomorrow. No reply, so I tweeted her again saying 'oh, silence may speak volumes! #feelslikechristmaseve'. No reply but the tweet was favourited by @cortanaLive. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more.
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    07-29-2014 03:20 PM
  2. Brian McMahon's Avatar
    I tweeted @cortanaLive asking when it was arriving on British shores. Got the reply that it would be soon, so I asked if it was tomorrow. No reply, so I tweeted her again saying 'oh, silence may speak volumes! #feelslikechristmaseve'. No reply but the tweet was favourited by @cortanaLive. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more.
    Looking good, now if only they will give us Jen Taylor's voice as an option too. Then my life would be complete
    07-29-2014 03:27 PM
  3. Kyorin's Avatar
    Will this likely be available to all flavours of Windows Phone 8 in the UK i.e. 8, 8.1 and 8.1 developer preview?
    07-29-2014 03:37 PM
  4. Snow Wight's Avatar
    I think it will be for all phones with 8.1 either the DP or the L930.
    07-29-2014 03:38 PM
  5. Kyorin's Avatar
    I would like the option to be able to have Jen Taylors voice also, it's not really Cortana with anyone elses voice!
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    07-29-2014 03:58 PM
  6. anon(5725119)'s Avatar
    @CortanaLive doesn't seem like an official account but Marcus Ash did tweet "less than two weeks" almost two weeks ago, so it might be imminent
    07-29-2014 04:02 PM
  7. Victoroos's Avatar
    Yepp, and he (marcus) replied to me saying it will be sooner than those 2 weeks.. But wpcentral also stated in an article it will be tomorrow, but how did they know?
    07-29-2014 05:11 PM
  8. Snow Wight's Avatar
    The two weeks is up this Friday. So it has to be soon.
    07-29-2014 05:15 PM
  9. Victoroos's Avatar
    And what is up with that tweet from wp uk.. It stated not July.. Is that definitely wrong now?
    07-29-2014 06:19 PM
  10. neo158's Avatar
    Well considering we are supposedly getting it as part of the GDR1 DP the "within 2 weeks" thing was absolute BS!!!
    07-30-2014 04:11 AM
  11. 0nyx175's Avatar
    I gave up waiting: too much itll be here soon so I got the US version
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    07-30-2014 04:18 AM
  12. Pete's Avatar
    07-30-2014 04:18 AM
  13. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    01 August release date. I'd be hoping they this is the case, as it still feels within the "two weeks" they mentioned, after all.
    07-30-2014 04:19 AM
  14. Pete's Avatar
    Joes says next week.
    07-30-2014 04:28 AM
  15. sutt359's Avatar
    Doesn't MS usually update on a Tuesday? So that would be around the Aug 5th?
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    07-30-2014 04:41 AM
  16. paulsalter's Avatar
    Next week for developers, the coming months for everyone else

    I thought I read in the big cortana thread that everyone on 8.1 would get it at the same time (developers and non developers)
    07-30-2014 04:54 AM
  17. Victoroos's Avatar
    Doesn't MS usually update on a Tuesday? So that would be around the Aug 5th?
    An nooo. That would suck indeed
    07-30-2014 05:00 AM
  18. Pete's Avatar
    I saw that too. Looks like Talderon was unaware that an OS update is necessary to turn on Cortana for a particular region.
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    07-30-2014 05:01 AM
  19. paulsalter's Avatar
    Any thoughts on why it needs an OS updating, trying to follow all cortana news but it gets confusing

    If I change region to US then cortana works (not tried this yet to see whats missing) but this to me looks like it is already installed on devices just not activated
    also I thought cortana was server based so change something on the server affects things, it doesn't work off line

    just trying to get my head around why it needs a software update to activate it

    Cheers
    07-30-2014 05:26 AM
  20. Robert Hodgins's Avatar
    Not sure if this means anything, but my Lumia 1520 (UK CV Lumia Cyan 8.1) just had a random 'Additional Language Support' update download which then restarted the phone. No noticeable changes. Maybe a precursor to Cortana in the UK?
    07-30-2014 05:30 AM
  21. Pete's Avatar
    You normally get an Additional Language Support update if you've added another language in the settings->languages.
    07-30-2014 05:40 AM
  22. Victoroos's Avatar
    Any thoughts on why it needs an OS updating, trying to follow all cortana news but it gets confusing

    If I change region to US then cortana works (not tried this yet to see whats missing) but this to me looks like it is already installed on devices just not activated
    also I thought cortana was server based so change something on the server affects things, it doesn't work off line

    just trying to get my head around why it needs a software update to activate it

    Cheers
    I also did some research into that subject. Possible reasons are
    1: The Phone itself had to know that uk is allowed to have Cortana.
    2:Voice language has to be available on the phone.
    3: Simply some small changes in how data should be processed and understood.
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    07-30-2014 05:48 AM
  23. Michael Brooks5's Avatar
    I also did some research into that subject. Possible reasons are
    1: The Phone itself had to know that uk is allowed to have Cortana.
    2:Voice language has to be available on the phone.
    3: Simply some small changes in how data should be processed and understood.
    I think it's because we'll be using a different server to the US. Cortana will have a UK accent and all spellings will be UK rather than US, so for them to do this they would have to separate it out a bit and in the update it will probably tell our phones that Cortana is available to us on Bar server rather than Foo server. :)
    07-30-2014 06:17 AM
  24. Lumiamike's Avatar
    I tweeted @cortanaLive asking when it was arriving on British shores. Got the reply that it would be soon, so I asked if it was tomorrow. No reply, so I tweeted her again saying 'oh, silence may speak volumes! #feelslikechristmaseve'. No reply but the tweet was favourited by @cortanaLive. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more.
    Probably not, I did the same 2 days ago and my tweet got favourited, its a simple, cant say but just to let you no we read your tweet
    07-30-2014 06:26 AM
  25. TheHusky's Avatar
    Probably not, I did the same 2 days ago and my tweet got favourited, its a simple, cant say but just to let you no we read your tweet
    I got followed by her just for following her. So that probably doesn't mean much.
    07-30-2014 06:42 AM
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