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British Cortana to sound different than her American counterpart

One of Windows Phone 8.1′s headline features is Cortana, the Siri-like voice assistant built into the OS. Unfortunately, the feature so far only works in the US, but it will soon be coming to the UK, with a difference.

As you may know, the US version of Cortana is voiced by Jen Taylor, the same person who provided the voice for Cortana in the Halo series of games, from where the feature is borrowed for Windows Phone. Understandably, the UK version of this feature will have another voice with a native accent to make it more familiar to users.

Other than the different voice and accent, the British Cortana will work the same way as her American counterpart but if you’re expecting to hear the same voice from the Halo games you are going to be disappointed.

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