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,
Something to think about as we design voice activation for #Cortana. Don’t want Jesse sending texts on your behalf. http://t.co/Vq4uXB0P6q
— Marcus Ash (@marcusash) June 17, 2014
Marcus has also mentioned that Cortana which is coming to UK soon, will have British accent.
@Tech0Geek British accent. Got lots of feedback that a majority of customers in the UK expect a British accent. — Marcus Ash (@marcusash) June 17, 2014
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.
@klxz79 @XCoNOMICRON @joebelfiore We had a list of names. One early front runner was Alyx. Thanks again WP community for weighing in 🙂 — Marcus Ash (@marcusash) June 17, 2014
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