WP 8.1: You will be able to name Cortana whatever you want

Turns our if you find the name Cortana a bit awkward you will be able to name your Digital Assistant Jane or Joe pretty easily.

According to Xone, who frequents WPWorld.pl, and who posted some more information about the service, not only will the assistant have a different name in different regions, but end users will also be able to rename it whatever they want.

Users will also be able to activate the assistant hands-free, much like Google’s “Hello Google” phrase on the Moto X, but users will be able to configure this key phrase to whatever they prefer.

In an unrelated titbit, Xone revealed that Action Center will support 5 toggles for services like WIFI and screen rotation on 5 inch + screens, and 4 on smaller screens.

See a list of the default male and female names per region after the break.

VariantSpeech Names
de-deKatjaStefan 
en-gbGeorgeSusan 
en-inHeeraRavi 
en-usKateMarkZira
es-esLauraPablo 
es-mxRaulSabina 
fr-frJuliePaul 
it-itCosimoElsa 
ja-jpAyumiIchiro 
pl-plAdamPaulina 
pt-brDanielMaria 
ru-ruIrinaPavel 
zh-cnKangkangYaoyao 
zh-hkDannyTracy 
zh-twYatingZhiwei 

 

In many ways being able to name Cortana whatever you want is great news, but Microsoft will lose somewhat in branding.

What way would our readers prefer it? Let us know below.

Thanks Coder_Fot , digipix  and Nawzil for the tips

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