1. technogeek019's Avatar
    I have currently enrolled in the preview for developers app which ensures that I get the 8.1 update early.
    But I just want to know some things about cortana.
    Does cortana work offline.
    How does cortana catch up to a digital assistant like indigo on windows phone.
    Can cortana tell stuff like factoids, jokes and stuff like indigo can?
    04-03-2014 05:48 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I would suggest going here: Cortana (yes!) and Many, Many Other Great Features coming in Windows Phone 8.1

    There are some people going over the new SDK that might have some information for you but from what I know of most digital assistants you need data connection.
    04-03-2014 05:55 AM
  3. boshkop's Avatar
    I tried Cortana on the emulator and it's quite buggy.
    Most of the demonstrated questions don't work, you just get redirected to the Bing search.
    You can't tell her to add a reminder, instead she does a search on Bing.
    If you ask "Tell me a joke" she replies with some funny jokes.
    If you ask for the weather you get the weather, but then you can't ask her to convert that to Celsius (like it was demoed on Build).

    Hopefully the dev preview version is better.
    04-03-2014 07:43 AM
  4. mxyztplk's Avatar
    According to the following post, Cortana can work offline for some tasks.

    Gautam Kabiraj That's not all said. Cortana works offline too, with tasks that don't require a internet connection. Like sending messages, reminders etc (Read in WP Blog). I suppose the screenshot shown here is the first time Cortana being called, without internet being active. i.e., otherwise it had shown "Absorbing the internet. Please wait...."
    04-14-2014 05:07 PM
  5. James Broden's Avatar
    I have not been able to schedule a reminder off line.
    09-01-2014 08:56 AM

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