Cortana UK release could be right around the corner
One of the early issues with Microsoft’s personal assistant on Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana, was its availability. Unfortunately, the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 only featured Cortana access in a very limited number of markets (read: the United States), with more set to come with the passage of time. The next area to be blessed with access to Cortana looks to be the United Kingdom.
A tweet sent out by the verified Windows Phone U.K. account shows nothing but the word “Soon,” and a picture of Cortana. The only real interpretation is that a U.K. launch is fast approaching, though soon is open to interpretation. We could be getting Cortana tomorrow, or in Windows Phone 9 — we don’t know for sure right now.
One rumor floating around is that Cortana will be British accent-equipped when the version 1 release of Windows Phone 8.1 becomes official. Any Brits out there who cannot wait to try Cortana?