0

The recent article from Windows Phone Central states that there are updates to Cortana. There also was an article in past from the same site suggesting that Cortana reportedly getting new animations and features with backend update.

From the recent article

The changes to Cortana reportedly include all or a few of the following:

  • Asking "What is my name?" and having Cortana speak it back
  • Importing of your Stock watch list from Bing Finance
  • New animations on the Live Tile, including weather icons
  • Cortana will verbally respond to select inquiries (not just chitchat)
  • Modified layout of news, including dividers between sections and a smaller font
  • New quiz option at the bottom of today view to let Cortana learn a bit more about your personal interests/habits.
  • New "Give Cortana Feedback" link at the bottom of Cortana's today view.

Layout modifications

enter image description here

Since,

Microsoft can dynamically update Cortana because the pages generated are in HTML5, meaning there is no need for a software update on the phone.

Then why am I not able to see these updates? Any idea?

  • You probably have to install the latest Windows Phone update. The updates not requiring updates are probably smaller updates. – Mikael Dúi Bolinder Jun 11 '14 at 7:57
  • I do have 8.1 Os – Vivek Parekh Jun 11 '14 at 8:28
  • Have been to Settings and checked for updates? – Mikael Dúi Bolinder Jun 11 '14 at 8:29
  • Yes. Microsoft can dynamically update Cortana because the pages generated are in HTML5, meaning there is no need for a software update on the phone. – Vivek Parekh Jun 11 '14 at 9:18
  • 1
    Also, assuming they've built Cortana on HTML5 and that HTML is generated entirely elsewhere, may lead to a false assumption – Rowland Shaw Jun 11 '14 at 12:21
2

In a recent tweet Joe Belfiore suggested that Microsoft may be doing some A/B testing, so it may well be that some people are seeing different version whilst they work out which options work best, before firming up options for everyone.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.