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Microsoft's Cortana Voice Coming to Lumias April, Voice-Over by Halo's Jen Taylor


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Very soon, when you say, "Bing, tell me..." on an Xbox One, Microsoft Surface, or Windows Lumia smartphone, you will hear Cortana herself, Jen Taylor respond back. According to a new report, Microsoft has made some significant advancements in their efforts to offer a voice-controlled assistant. They are planning to bring Cortana to life across a wide variety of Windows based devices, including the future Windows 9 for desktop computers. Here's a quote with some additional detail,

Cortana, claims the source, will be voice-overed by Jen Taylor, who does the accent of the same character in the Halo franchise. It is also coming to the Bing app in iOS, Xbox One consoles, and, naturally, to Windows 9 "Threshold", when it hits your computer next spring. That's the timeframe also for Cortana to reach countries other than the US, as it will apparently launch in beta stateside only for this year.

Evidently we now know exactly what turns Cortana on... the phrase, "Bing, tell me..."

Source: PhoneArena