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  1. Rasetech's Avatar
    Still no chit chat for me with the english Cortana. Only thing working is asking weather stuff. Also my add interests page is still empty.
    08-05-2014 02:43 AM
  2. nicfromwales's Avatar
    Still no chit chat for me with the english Cortana. Only thing working is asking weather stuff. Also my add interests page is still empty.
    There is no English Cortana, she's for all of us on this island, I'm afraid, and for a few on the next island across, too.

    The voice is terrible, but she can at least pronounce the town where I live (in Wales) now, so I'm pleased about that. Unfortunately, even though some other local towns show in Cortana's text correctly when I speak them, she tells me she didn't get that. There's definitely an improvement over Cortana US though.
    08-05-2014 02:48 AM
  3. mikeycl's Avatar
    At first she was only throwing up bing searches, but I just reset her (turned her off and on again including phone restart) and she is now chatty, tells jokes etc. Voice is OK for me, voice recognition is excellent!
    Gave this a go but after nearly 24 hours still no chit chat. Am loathe to do a hard reset to get her to behave.

    anyone else have any bright ideas at all?
    08-05-2014 02:51 AM
  4. nicfromwales's Avatar
    Gave this a go but after nearly 24 hours still no chit chat. Am loathe to do a hard reset to get her to behave.

    anyone else have any bright ideas at all?
    It's all done back-end isn't it, with services rolled out to users in waves? I'd just wait.
    08-05-2014 02:53 AM
  5. mikeycl's Avatar
    It's all done back-end isn't it, with services rolled out to users in waves? I'd just wait.
    I realise that just surprised as Marcus tweeted that roll-out was complete that still not getting basics like interests.



    I've tweeted him so will see if i get a response later today. If i get anything useful i'll put it up here for anyone else who may need it.

    08-05-2014 03:02 AM
  6. nicfromwales's Avatar
    I realise that just surprised as Marcus tweeted that roll-out was complete that still not getting basics like interests.



    I've tweeted him so will see if i get a response later today. If i get anything useful i'll put it up here for anyone else who may need it.

    Ah, I see. Perhaps Cortana's just having a bad day at the office. She's not exactly perky. I keep expecting her to cry.
    08-05-2014 03:07 AM
  7. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    I've been getting jokes and weather and everything since yesterday, so no idea what's wrong for you guys. Beta is beta I guess.
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    08-05-2014 03:08 AM
  8. mikeycl's Avatar
    Ah, I see. Perhaps Cortana's just having a bad day at the office. She's not exactly perky. I keep expecting her to cry.
    How long till she gets time off on compassionate leave for stress? :P
    08-05-2014 03:16 AM
  9. nicfromwales's Avatar
    How long till she gets time off on compassionate leave for stress? :P
    Quite soon, judging by her voice when I ask her to find Llandudno ("planted know") and Llanelli ("plan Ashley") for the twentieth time. I hope this isn't what Microsoft meant when they said they wanted to make her more human. She does seem human, but I get the feeling I hired the wrong girl.
    Captains likes this.
    08-05-2014 03:28 AM
  10. paulsalter's Avatar
    working much better than yesterday, getting lots of responses now

    the only poor thing for me is how she uses American spelling instead of uk spelling

    I asked her to remind me to check map favourites, she added this as a reminder but had favorites instead of favourites
    I asked her to spell centre, she did a search for center

    little things which hopefully will be fixed as its a beta, but these are basics which I would have thought would be correct at the start
    Johnny R likes this.
    08-05-2014 03:41 AM
  11. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    She can't say MUM only MOM! I said call MUM, she tried searching for MOM even though there is a contact called mum! Have commented it on the Cortana app feedback form so hopefully it'll be fixed very soon!

    Other then that all looks fine in UK English so far...
    Johnny R likes this.
    08-05-2014 03:47 AM
  12. paulsalter's Avatar
    She can't say MUM only MOM! I said call MUM, she tried searching for MOM even though there is a contact called mum! Have commented it on the Cortana app feedback form so hopefully it'll be fixed very soon!

    Other then that all looks fine in UK English so far...
    I noticed that one also

    Set up Mum as a nickname
    said text mum, comes up with text mom, don't know who mom is

    sure it will be fixed at latest before general release
    08-05-2014 03:55 AM
  13. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Seems that despite the hype, Cortana is just Bing voice search with a name? I was hoping at least to be able to ask it the time and get it spoken back to me over my Bluetooth headset, but even asking the time just results in a Bing search. Seems useless to me.

    I really don't understand why it's taken so much development time to add an animated circle logo to the top of Bing search. Someone is going to get a very poor performance review at MS this year.
    08-05-2014 04:17 AM
  14. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    Ask her to sing a song and she'll say the lyrics lol.
    Lets not forget that this has been out for a day! She'll get better in time.
    08-05-2014 04:28 AM
  15. paulsalter's Avatar
    Ask her to sing a song and she'll say the lyrics lol.
    Lets not forget that this has been out for a day! She'll get better in time.
    That's a good feature

    But not sure how often I can listen to Daisy Daisy or Oh Danny Boy, lol
    08-05-2014 04:32 AM
  16. Lumiamike's Avatar
    Switch Cortana off in Cortana settings, restart device, switch Cortana back on, this should resolve some issues, I tried it when using US Cortana and it helped greatly
    08-05-2014 04:33 AM
  17. mikeycl's Avatar
    Switch Cortana off in Cortana settings, restart device, switch Cortana back on, this should resolve some issues, I tried it when using US Cortana and it helped greatly
    Tried that a couple of times with no success unfortunately. Guessing something else must be wrong server side.

    Lets see how the day pans out and whether Marcus responds to my tweet
    08-05-2014 04:43 AM
  18. teckris's Avatar
    i said CALL, it wrote CALL in text field and then Searched for PORN!!!!
    08-05-2014 06:13 AM
  19. eusty's Avatar
    now the voice recognition is vastly improved, understanding natural voice speed almost perfectly.
    That's one thing I've noticed, the recognition is excellent. I gave up with voice on Android (both Google & Samsung versions) as it wouldn't recognise my voice, I'd say "phone Jane" and it would keep telling me "I cannot find James in your contacts".

    Cortana is perfect, even though a lot of real people find it hard to understand me!
    08-05-2014 06:19 AM
  20. AndyCalling's Avatar
    The voice recognition is good, but it was good in Bing voice search before they called it Cortana. I just don't see what the animated circle adds to the feature. Does just what it always did but collects more info about you to pass back to MS. Is that the only point of Cortana? To collect commercially useful info?

    No wonder none of the TV ads mention Cortana. It saves embarrassment.
    08-05-2014 06:48 AM
  21. mrcraggle's Avatar
    It's working better but I'm really not keen on the voice. It just feels like MS watched Mary Poppins and thought that's how we all sound. Some features are missing too and I thought that we'd see more sports options and teams that are relevant to the UK. I want to be able to see certain tennis players or football teams that aren't in the premier league but there's nothing there. It seems like very little has changed for the UK market.
    08-05-2014 06:58 AM
  22. Mac182's Avatar
    I have a 1020 and a 720. On the 1020 Cortana won't add interests, do impressions. On the 720 it's all working. On the 720 I did a hard reset after installing GDR 1. I did not with the 1020.

    Any ideas? I was going to reset the 1020 when cyan was released. May have to do it sooner
    08-05-2014 07:46 AM
  23. Mac182's Avatar
    Also the impressions are pants. Her voice is not animated for them
    08-05-2014 07:47 AM
  24. neo158's Avatar
    Seems that despite the hype, Cortana is just Bing voice search with a name? I was hoping at least to be able to ask it the time and get it spoken back to me over my Bluetooth headset, but even asking the time just results in a Bing search. Seems useless to me.

    I really don't understand why it's taken so much development time to add an animated circle logo to the top of Bing search. Someone is going to get a very poor performance review at MS this year.
    Someone needs to read the tweets by Marcus Ash that someone posted above!!!
    mikeycl likes this.
    08-05-2014 07:55 AM
  25. rcv206's Avatar
    I only get bing searches and weather from cortana on my 930 :S
    08-05-2014 08:25 AM
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