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  Reply # 1513869 15-Mar-2016 16:59
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dukester:

 

I just done a windows 10 install on a Samsung all in one computer and Cortana was an option to install. I tried it and it seems to work. didn't have any trouble understanding my voice. I had to make sure I said open then the program on the computer I wanted otherwise it opened up a web browser and searched for what ever I said.

 

 

Just checked all my computers. (all set to NZ region and NZ English)

 

Windows 10 says: Cortana isn't supported in the region and language you've selected.

 

What region and language have you set up on the computer?

 

 


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Reply # 1513898 15-Mar-2016 18:25
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Oooopps, region was set to USA.

 

 


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  Reply # 1513947 15-Mar-2016 20:09
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nathan: We're still working on NZ, it's still coming, sorry we can't tell you exactly when yet.

Nathan do you know what year roughly?


20XX

 

Don't you mean 21xx

 

 


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  Reply # 1513977 15-Mar-2016 20:48
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Set my Surface Pro to US and asked Cortana when she'd be coming to New Zealand. She just laughed and threw an int overflow exception.

 

Microsoft clearly have little interest in the New Zealand market.


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  Reply # 1514057 15-Mar-2016 23:46
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nathan: Not before Xmas!

 

 

 

With regards to your 9-Dec-2014 16:16 post - I guess it begs the question, which Christmas?

 

 

 

Any update on WP10? - it's a been a *long* wait.

 

 

 

Nokia 1520, Vodafone.


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  Reply # 1514149 16-Mar-2016 08:37
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freitasm: Windows Phone is dead. Sorry to bring you bad news.

 

 

 

and Windows 10 is alive :)


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  Reply # 1514163 16-Mar-2016 08:39
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nathan: Not before Xmas!

 

 

 

With regards to your 9-Dec-2014 16:16 post - I guess it begs the question, which Christmas?

 

 

 

Any update on WP10? - it's a been a *long* wait.

 

 

 

Nokia 1520, Vodafone.

 

 

 

 

nothing I can say about Cortana dates for NZ sorry

 

 

 

You'll hear news about the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade for Windows Phone 8 handsets very very soon




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  Reply # 1514182 16-Mar-2016 08:55
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freitasm: Windows Phone is dead. Sorry to bring you bad news.

 

 

 

No it isn't, it's just dragging the chain a bit. 


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  Reply # 1514194 16-Mar-2016 09:13
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theguy:

 

Hello, I'm sorry I'm not sure when Cortana will be introduced to Windows Phone in New Zealand and Australia, however, you can change some settings which can enable cortana on both Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile preview in NZ. Here are the steps:

 

1- settings - Keyboard - then add English (United States) then remove any other English keyboard that you may have because you don't want to have more than one english keyboard.

 

Then Restart

 

2- settings - Language - add languages - English (United States) - then make the main language by moving it up and remove any other English languages u have!

 

Then Restart

 

3- settings - Region - set Country/Region to United States - Regional format match phone language.

 

Then Restart

 

At this point Cortana should be in your app list, however u need to set speech language to be English United States

 

4- speech - Speech Language - English (United States).

 

Then Restart.

 

At some points u may need windows update to download languages and things but after being patient then u'll get it!

 

For date and time settings, then just set it manually by putting either on set time zone automatically or set ur self to Auckland, Wellington. hope that helped if not plz contact me. It worked for me as in the picture below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have just bought a parallel imported Lumia 950XL and set everything as aper your post but to UK (as Cortana is available there now too) but still Cortana doesn't show up in the list of Apps.


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  Reply # 1514195 16-Mar-2016 09:15
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nathan:

 

freitasm: Windows Phone is dead. Sorry to bring you bad news.

 

 

 

and Windows 10 is alive :)

 

 

 

 

On the desktop it's doing fine, on mobile it's an endangered species.




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  Reply # 1514198 16-Mar-2016 09:23
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nathan:

 

DuncanMcC:

 

nathan: Not before Xmas!

 

 

 

With regards to your 9-Dec-2014 16:16 post - I guess it begs the question, which Christmas?

 

 

 

Any update on WP10? - it's a been a *long* wait.

 

 

 

Nokia 1520, Vodafone.

 

 

 

 

nothing I can say about Cortana dates for NZ sorry

 

 

 

You'll hear news about the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade for Windows Phone 8 handsets very very soon

 

 

 

 

Rumour has it, that the upgrade is getting released on the 17th of this month, is that true?


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  Reply # 1514200 16-Mar-2016 09:27
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I've just finally left the Windows Phone ecosystem and gone to Android.  It's a pity because I liked Windows Phone but the lack of useful apps was just getting beyond a joke.

 

Now I have apps for my bank, Xero, News etc. etc.  I can control my receiver amp from my phone, I can order a Subway sandwich or a pizza, I can follow the Formula 1 races with the F1 app, and much more.   All the things that a smartphone should be able to do, and that Android and iOS users have always been able to do, but most of which I was never able to on my Windows Phone.

 

I think MS has been dragging the chain for too long and everyone has given up on Windows Phone.  I agree with Mauricio, Windows Phone is dead.

 

It's a pity, it could have been so good.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1514219 16-Mar-2016 09:39
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MackinNZ:

 

I've just finally left the Windows Phone ecosystem and gone to Android.  It's a pity because I liked Windows Phone but the lack of useful apps was just getting beyond a joke.

 

Now I have apps for my bank, Xero, News etc. etc.  I can control my receiver amp from my phone, I can order a Subway sandwich or a pizza, I can follow the Formula 1 races with the F1 app, and much more.   All the things that a smartphone should be able to do, and that Android and iOS users have always been able to do, but most of which I was never able to on my Windows Phone.

 

I think MS has been dragging the chain for too long and everyone has given up on Windows Phone.  I agree with Mauricio, Windows Phone is dead.

 

It's a pity, it could have been so good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are heaps of apps for Windows Phone, OK, maybe not the bank ones, apart from a couple, but for those, you just use the mobile site instead, the same as for news. BBC, NewsHub etc all work fine as mobile sites and you can pin them to the Start screen. Plenty of F1 apps too to use, they may not be official, but they work just as well, or if not better. Here are some examples of F1 apps - http://www.windowscentral.com/top-windows-phone-apps-keeping-track-formula-one-racing

 

There are many Universal apps being developed, and with what I believe the ability to port iOS apps to WP, that will give a greater selection. How many apps does one need anyway? Oh and I can order pizza from my phone, Domino's has made an app now.  As for controlling a receiver amp, I have something called a remote control which does that, works well surprisingly. 


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  Reply # 1514227 16-Mar-2016 09:47
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freitasm: Windows Phone is dead. Sorry to bring you bad news.

 

 

 

No its not, its just pining for the fjords.


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