1. MrD33P's Avatar
    Before buying my Lumia 730 I thought Cortana is great and works great, but after I bought WP and tried to use in daily life strictly saying.. it suuucks !! (I use it in India, Cortana Alpha, beta not available but don't know why after so much time)

    One of my friend got a really low priced Android phone Sparkle V, but it has latest Android 5.1 (Android One Device).
    When I used g00gle now in it I was amazed ... it recognizes every single sentence you say .. in Hindi and In English both, and writes it back within 2 seconds. I even tried it in a relatively very old phone, having android 2.3.6 (but works only in g00gle search app)... anything you say ...even ..gadhe ki aulad... bhad me ja ...even longer sentences all are just fine.

    But here comes P00r Cortana even when I say "show me weather" it starts searching something in mail or just say "Sorry.. I didn't get that"
    Sometimes I feel weird and try not to show off in front of my friends because who knows when It says "Sorry.. I didn't get that" or just search mail :/
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    And when cortana will port to android believe me nobody is going to use it.
    For me G00gle Now is like a 12 year old boy who understands almost anything and Cortana is like 3 year old baby :/

    How is your experience with cortana Indian users ? and others aswell.
    06-07-2015 05:26 AM
  2. D M C's Avatar
    Here a tip to improve Cortana quality
    Change phone region and language to US English.
    It will get better.
    You'll be amaze to see difference in US Cortana and other countries Cortana.

    Cortana is designed for US and US only.
    That is why other countries Cortana su*ks.
    If you want to use Cortana then only American version worth noting it others are just like 3rd class boring st*pid jokes version of Cortana which aren't even worth checking it
    Last edited by D M C; 06-07-2015 at 06:07 AM.
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    06-07-2015 05:56 AM
  3. Black icon's Avatar
    Am also using the Alpha version of Cortana, France region and French language. And I don't find it so bad, still room for improvements tho
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    06-07-2015 06:03 AM
  4. MrD33P's Avatar
    Thanks I'll try changing region... But I thought using correct region setting must have some benefits over using it by another region's setting.
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    06-08-2015 08:33 AM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Using the Beta helps it improve for your region... Remember, G-Now has had years and millions (?billions?) of inputs to learn from for your region and Cortana is starting fresh. The more who use Cortana daily, the better she learns and the faster she improves.

    In the US we threw in support for the Beta + other users around the world getting in via settings and that's how it got so good. Constant input.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-08-2015 12:35 PM
  6. noersetiawan's Avatar
    Cortana doesn't support two language recognition at the same time, I guess MSFT doesn't realize that most of us non native English speaker are at least bilingual, let alone considering about our accent. And Cortana will always "fresh" (lacks of data) if they don't expand it through the globe. The problem lies on how Microsoft does their things, and will never get solved if they don't change it.
    06-08-2015 12:54 PM
  7. tgp's Avatar
    Remember, G-Now has had years and millions (?billions?) of inputs to learn from for your region and Cortana is starting fresh.
    That is questionable logic. Microsoft was into voice recognition long before Google. Remember Tellme? Microsoft bought it in 2007, and Tellme was in existence since 1999.

    Wikipedia - Tellme Networks
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-08-2015 02:15 PM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I was only speaking of virtual assistants. However, Google and Android have been featuring voice recognition, voice command and voice search since inception...
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-08-2015 05:21 PM
  9. tgp's Avatar
    I was only speaking of virtual assistants. However, Google and Android have been featuring voice recognition, voice command and voice search since inception...
    The OP was talking about voice recognition. Microsoft has as much experience as anybody with that.

    Sent from whatever device I happen to be using today using Tapatalk
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    06-08-2015 06:36 PM
  10. MrD33P's Avatar
    If microsoft solely depend upon Cortana Alpha inputs in my region then it will always be behind any other Voice assistant ... There are very few users using Cortana with right region setting (Cortana India, Alpha) .. may be some few tens thousands users only and its not obvious that they use it daily ... so there is not enough data to collect , there has to be a different way.

    Why don't MS just roll out Cortana in all countries as it works in US... then there will be enough people using it and this way they can collect more data for different countries separately. This should work.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-09-2015 12:47 AM

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