08-04-2014 01:58 PM
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  1. Vicky Krishnatrai's Avatar
    Hey guyz, its sound really nice to have a cortana now in India, Canada and Australia too in Alpha status. But, little confusion is coming outside that what does it really mean?
    07-30-2014 03:39 AM
  2. David P2's Avatar
    Less features than a beta version, in a nutshell. Functional yes, but not as many features.
    07-30-2014 03:44 AM
  3. Victoroos's Avatar
    Yepp, don't expect things like all the accents being perfect. Hindi.
    07-30-2014 03:46 AM
  4. Aniket Mhatre's Avatar
    With update 1 are we getting cortana here in India?
    Sent from Lumia 925 India using tapatalk
    07-30-2014 03:50 AM
  5. Victoroos's Avatar
    With update 1 are we getting cortana here in India?
    Sent from Lumia 925 India using tapatalk
    That is what it looks like.. Same for UK apparently .
    jey kumar likes this.
    07-30-2014 04:03 AM
  6. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    I am really interested in knowing how the alpha version differs from the beta and final Cortana. I refused to change my phone region to US, and can't wait until the update 1 is released next week.
    07-30-2014 05:56 PM
  7. Binary Ninja's Avatar
    Software has a release cycle because it goes through testing before RETAIL releases .. Normally it goes Pre-Alpha , Alpha , Beta several of these stages then (RC) Release Candidate , (RTM) Release to Manufacturing then finally (GA) general availability ..

    Cortana should be quicker in these Alpha , Beta stages as it is already released for US market , problems will be with adapting to changes in language / regions for the other markets
    07-31-2014 04:02 AM
  8. Pranav Vaidya's Avatar
    Alpha is a testing stage where the application is tested within the development center for the final time. Those are somewhat controlled conditions. Beta is next testing stage where application is tested in natural conditions (through end users i.e. the customers).
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-31-2014 06:27 AM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    in a nutshell

    Alpha - working, but not finished by any stretch.

    Beta - testing, much closer to final product.
    Laura Knotek, Muessig and Sonu K like this.
    07-31-2014 06:33 AM
  10. lum5's Avatar
    A small doubt does we need to have wp8.1 update 1 releasing next week for using cortana when it is released in India? or only the simple wp8.1 cyan needed?
    07-31-2014 06:49 AM
  11. Talderon's Avatar
    I cannot say definitively, but I would suggest that those on the Alpha expect that you can enable Cortana in your region without having to switch to EN-US so you can have your phone in your native language but not expect FULL functionality.

    I think this is a great move as Speech Recognition needs to have some heavy testing so using it will help development. Once other Bing services are enabled for your region and GeoFencing is more solid, I would expect her to get only better.

    I REALLY hope this is the way they are going to move forward with Cortana when coming to new regions as it can only be beneficial.

    Sure, not everything is there, but the more people use Cortana in their native language, the better she will get, and faster! Keep up the great work on spreading the word and let's get her out everywhere!
    Laura Knotek and lum5 like this.
    07-31-2014 08:28 AM
  12. collinsgar's Avatar
    I hope the version released for the UK works significantly different from the US version.

    Installed the US version and the novelty's already worn off. Can't pick up my accent, half the time doesn't work, or searches BING for the wrong things or does something completely different from what i asked. Have uninstalled and will wait to test the UK version instead.

    .
    07-31-2014 09:53 AM
  13. David P2's Avatar
    I cannot say definitively, but I would suggest that those on the Alpha expect that you can enable Cortana in your region without having to switch to EN-US so you can have your phone in your native language but not expect FULL functionality.

    I think this is a great move as Speech Recognition needs to have some heavy testing so using it will help development. Once other Bing services are enabled for your region and GeoFencing is more solid, I would expect her to get only better.

    I REALLY hope this is the way they are going to move forward with Cortana when coming to new regions as it can only be beneficial.

    Sure, not everything is there, but the more people use Cortana in their native language, the better she will get, and faster! Keep up the great work on spreading the word and let's get her out everywhere!
    With this in mind, can users in the UK expect Cortana to just 'appear' at some point when all is set to EN-UK, which happens when all is set to EN-US?
    07-31-2014 09:57 AM
  14. Vicky Krishnatrai's Avatar
    Can we (in INDIA) get Cortana sooner than 2015, as it was earlier mentioned by MS?
    Yeah sure, but we have some limitations in india for cortana in alpha status. We can use cortana on our home region. But we would have to switch UK or US English speech setting instead of Indian english.
    07-31-2014 12:24 PM
  15. lum5's Avatar
    I cannot say definitively, but I would suggest that those on the Alpha expect that you can enable Cortana in your region without having to switch to EN-US so you can have your phone in your native language but not expect FULL functionality.

    I think this is a great move as Speech Recognition needs to have some heavy testing so using it will help development. Once other Bing services are enabled for your region and GeoFencing is more solid, I would expect her to get only better.

    I REALLY hope this is the way they are going to move forward with Cortana when coming to new regions as it can only be beneficial.

    Sure, not everything is there, but the more people use Cortana in their native language, the better she will get, and faster! Keep up the great work on spreading the word and let's get her out everywhere!
    talderon can u pls reply to my question
    07-31-2014 12:54 PM
  16. Vicky Krishnatrai's Avatar
    talderon can u pls reply to my question
    You can not expect more from UK version. You can use UK pronouncing, spellings and local event, places etc. If you speak british english then you should go for it.
    07-31-2014 01:26 PM
  17. Adirocks's Avatar
    A small doubt does we need to have wp8.1 update 1 releasing next week for using cortana when it is released in India? or only the simple wp8.1 cyan needed?

    If u want to try Cortana(alpha) which is going to be in India next week then its necessary to be on wp8.1 update 1
    But if u r k with us version den u cn try it on simple wp8.1 by changing region to US
    07-31-2014 01:27 PM
  18. smoledman's Avatar
    Talderon - I hope you don't stop posting here!
    07-31-2014 11:49 PM
  19. harsh mathur1's Avatar
    updated to 8.1 update 1... still cortana aint working.. anybody who can help?
    08-04-2014 09:56 AM
  20. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    I am in Canada and I finally got Cortana. But she doesn't ask me about my interests, and when I try to set them up manually adding a new interest, I get an empty screen "Choose a category" but nothing available to choose from.
    Do other alpha Cortana users get the same?
    08-04-2014 10:15 AM
  21. harsh mathur1's Avatar
    did u change your region??
    i didnt get any cortana aplha.. im in india!
    08-04-2014 10:24 AM
  22. Conan143's Avatar
    did u change your region??
    i didnt get any cortana aplha.. im in india!
    I am also facing the same issue in India ...it says
    I am afraid I'm not available to help in your region with the language u have chosen...
    Even if i changed the language to US with the region set to India it is not working......It's just available in appslist sitting idle ...
    08-04-2014 10:40 AM
  23. LuvMeSomeWP's Avatar
    I am in Canada and I finally got Cortana. But she doesn't ask me about my interests, and when I try to set them up manually adding a new interest, I get an empty screen "Choose a category" but nothing available to choose from.
    Do other alpha Cortana users get the same?
    Same thing here. Fortunately I had Cortana with US region, so all those settings seemed to have carried over. However, trying to add new ones, the list is empty.

    Alpha in Canada is definitely quite lacking. None of the witty replies in the voice of Jen Taylor. Really, they could've just let Canada have the same as the US, just change up a few things like the units of measurement, Canadian news sources, etc. and it would've been 80% fine. Oh well, guess we gotta wait...
    08-04-2014 11:27 AM
  24. Sudeep Meher's Avatar
    Same thing here. Fortunately I had Cortana with US region, so all those settings seemed to have carried over. However, trying to add new ones, the list is empty.

    Alpha in Canada is definitely quite lacking. None of the witty replies in the voice of Jen Taylor. Really, they could've just let Canada have the same as the US, just change up a few things like the units of measurement, Canadian news sources, etc. and it would've been 80% fine. Oh well, guess we gotta wait...
    Same thing here in INDIA. Foursquare was working great previously but now so many missing feature :(
    08-04-2014 11:47 AM
  25. Milan Singh's Avatar
    Well I found a way to get cortana working, but it wont listen to what I have to say and speech recognition is like not working at all. :(
    I set my language and speech to English (UK) region is India. It gives a British accent and all other settings are not resulting in functional cortana.
    08-04-2014 11:57 AM
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