Microsoft: Cortana is not coming to the UK this month


Remember a few weeks ago when on of the Windows Phone Product Engineers said that Cortana would be launching in the UK within the next few weeks? Well, it doesn’t look like that’s happening now, according to the official Windows Phone UK twitter account.

Marcus Ash, Group Program Manager for Cortana on Windows Phone told me a few weeks ago that Cortana in places like the UK and China would be happening in “weeks, not months”. This led us to believe that Cortana would see light in these countries sometime this month.

This was further confirmed when another Windows Phone employee said on WindowsPhoneCentral that Cortana would be here in the UK by mid-July at the latest. Apparently that’s not the case anymore.

The official Windows Phone UK twitter account has said today that Cortana would not be arriving in the UK this month, and would in fact be arriving at a later date in 2014. Disappointing news for all indeed, but is all hope lost?

Maybe not. Considering the people who run the Windows Phone UK twitter account are marketing employees instead of actual Engineers, it’s entirely possible that Microsoft hasn’t given the marketing employees a new ETA date. If the engineers have been working on getting Cortana out this month, then it’s still a possibility.

I guess we’re going to have to wait and see what happens. Until then, how do you feel about this sudden delay of Cortana in other countries? Leave us your thoughts below.

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