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  1. Joined : Jul 2014
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    Posts : 16,465
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       06 Dec 2014 #11

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Thanks for that video, Dave.

    The Brits have the same Halo voice, which I think will be global. They may have different voice features down the road. They're just sound files.

    That's the way she works on Windows Phone. Got it about 5 months ago. Great feature indeed!
    Unfortunately us Brits don't get the Halo voice actor in our version of Cortana

    I personally have no issue with who it is (not sure who voices it here) but its not Jen Taylor who does the Halo voice

    *not used the voice side for about a month so things might have changed since I last checked
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,793
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       06 Dec 2014 #12

    paulsalter said: View Post
    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Thanks for that video, Dave.

    The Brits have the same Halo voice, which I think will be global. They may have different voice features down the road. They're just sound files.

    That's the way she works on Windows Phone. Got it about 5 months ago. Great feature indeed!
    Unfortunately us Brits don't get the Halo voice actor in our version of Cortana

    I personally have no issue with who it is (not sure who voices it here) but its not Jen Taylor who does the Halo voice

    *not used the voice side for about a month so things might have changed since I last checked
    Oh? Does she have a British accent? Or is it we that have the accent?
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  3. Joined : Nov 2014
    UK
    Posts : 232
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       06 Dec 2014 #13

    banger said: View Post
    I have cortana on my windows phone, voice selection is either male or female on there. Had to use developer preview to get the cortana update in UK
    I've updated my Windows phone to 8.1 but there's no Cortana to found unless I change from UK to US country/language.

    How did you manage it?
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  4. Joined : Jul 2014
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    Posts : 16,465
    Windows 10
       06 Dec 2014 #14

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    paulsalter said: View Post
    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Thanks for that video, Dave.

    The Brits have the same Halo voice, which I think will be global. They may have different voice features down the road. They're just sound files.

    That's the way she works on Windows Phone. Got it about 5 months ago. Great feature indeed!
    Unfortunately us Brits don't get the Halo voice actor in our version of Cortana

    I personally have no issue with who it is (not sure who voices it here) but its not Jen Taylor who does the Halo voice

    *not used the voice side for about a month so things might have changed since I last checked
    Oh? Does she have a British accent? Or is it we that have the accent?
    Think of the stereotypical British voice used on US tv shows
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,793
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       06 Dec 2014 #15

    WightWalker said: View Post
    banger said: View Post
    I have cortana on my windows phone, voice selection is either male or female on there. Had to use developer preview to get the cortana update in UK
    I've updated my Windows phone to 8.1 but there's no Cortana to found unless I change from UK to US country/language.

    How did you manage it?
    Hi there. Perhaps it's only offered in the Developers Preview that he mentions.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,465
    Windows 10
       06 Dec 2014 #16

    UK Cortana is available on the newer phones (Think that's the 735 & 830 Nokia)

    All other phones require the Developers Preview (as mentioned above), free to get and means you don't wait for the carriers to release the updates (could have bugs but so far rock solid for me)
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
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    Posts : 20,793
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       06 Dec 2014 #17

    paulsalter said: View Post
    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    paulsalter said: View Post
    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Thanks for that video, Dave.

    The Brits have the same Halo voice, which I think will be global. They may have different voice features down the road. They're just sound files.

    That's the way she works on Windows Phone. Got it about 5 months ago. Great feature indeed!
    Unfortunately us Brits don't get the Halo voice actor in our version of Cortana

    I personally have no issue with who it is (not sure who voices it here) but its not Jen Taylor who does the Halo voice

    *not used the voice side for about a month so things might have changed since I last checked
    Oh? Does she have a British accent? Or is it we that have the accent?
    Think of the stereotypical British voice used on US tv shows
    There was a BBC announcer whom I thought had a sexy voice. She must be listed here somewhere:

    The TV Room +
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  8. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,465
    Windows 10
       06 Dec 2014 #18

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    paulsalter said: View Post
    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    paulsalter said: View Post
    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Thanks for that video, Dave.

    The Brits have the same Halo voice, which I think will be global. They may have different voice features down the road. They're just sound files.

    That's the way she works on Windows Phone. Got it about 5 months ago. Great feature indeed!
    Unfortunately us Brits don't get the Halo voice actor in our version of Cortana

    I personally have no issue with who it is (not sure who voices it here) but its not Jen Taylor who does the Halo voice

    *not used the voice side for about a month so things might have changed since I last checked
    Oh? Does she have a British accent? Or is it we that have the accent?
    Think of the stereotypical British voice used on US tv shows
    There was a BBC announcer whom I thought had a sexy voice. She must be listed here somewhere:

    The TV Room +
    This is the type of voice that cortana reminds me of

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  9. Joined : Nov 2014
    UK
    Posts : 232
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       06 Dec 2014 #19

    paulsalter said: View Post
    UK Cortana is available on the newer phones (Think that's the 735 & 830 Nokia)

    All other phones require the Developers Preview (as mentioned above), free to get and means you don't wait for the carriers to release the updates (could have bugs but so far rock solid for me)
    Thanks.
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  10.    08 Dec 2014 #20

    Thought it would probably be just for the newer phones, I have the 520 which is the entry level phone over here, it is running Windows 8.1 Cyan. I went with that as it was the cheapest contract and was only a couple of pounds more a month than I was paying on PAYG.

    I'll be able to upgrade from May next year but as yet don't know what phones I'll be offered, I would like to go with another Lumia Windows phone.
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