Marcus Ash, Group Program Manager for Cortana on Windows Phone has teased the voice activation coming for Cortana. In a tweet which has the link showing voice activation for Xbox One with “Xbox On” voice command, he says,
— Marcus Ash (@marcusash) June 17, 2014
Marcus has also mentioned that Cortana which is coming to UK soon, will have British accent.
An interesting revelation by Marcus puts Alyx as one of the most probable names for the digital assistant, before WP community feedback forced them to name it as Cortana.