Microsoft Developer Says Cortana for Windows 8 to be Released in the Near Future

By: Radu Tyrsina
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A while ago we were discussion that Cortana needs time to make its way on Windows 8.1, and we’ve recently seen hints to this in some internal build of the upcoming Internet Explorer 12.
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The above screenshot shows the Microsoft developer going by the username of “Talderon” who has posted some interesting details on the WP Central forums with regards to the coming of Cortana on Windows 8 device, as it’s already available on Windows Phone. Talderon says that Cortana for the desktop is in the works right now and it’s going to make its way soon on Windows 8.1, as internal developments have been underway at Microsoft for a few good days.

Microsoft developer confirms Cortana to get landed on Windows 8.1 soon

However, what Talderon is currently saying could also mean that the internal development is actually meant for Windows 9 and not an update to Windows 8, like Windows 8.2, or 8.3. While many have been suggesting that Windows 9 will be here in early 2015, I take that with a grain of salt and don’t really see why Microsoft would do that. Sure, many hate Windows 8 and some want the latest Windows 8.1 update uninstalled, but this is a wonder product and it just needs a little more months to get the much needed traction.

Many are still looking forward to the return of the Start menu ( I don’t and I find it hard to understand why some are being bothered so much by this) and this could very well happen in Windows 8.2, as we’ve seen screenshots of this at the recent Build 2014 event. However, pesonally, I think Cortana is a much more needed feature, but it will be interesting to see how exactly will it be available – as a separate app or built deeply inside Windows 8? We’ll just have to wait and see.

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