When, where, and on what phones is Cortana available? How to enable.

As a low ended phone will Lumia 520 get Cortana (Personal assistant)??
Please ensure us.. As u know 520 is best selling phone.Will be it available?

For Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana is available in the U.S., China, and the UK as a “beta,” and in Canada, India, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain as an “alpha”.

Settings to enable Cortana with Windows Phone 8.1:

Minimum OS Version Needed Region Setting Language Setting (1st listed) Speech Setting
8.10.12359.845 United States  English (United States) English (United States)
8.10.14141.167 Australia English (Australia) English (United Kingdom)
8.10.14141.167 Canada English (Canada) English (United States)
8.10.14141.167 India English (India) English (United Kingdom)
8.10.14141.167 United Kingdom English (United Kingdom) English (United Kingdom)
8.10.14141.167 中国 中文 (中华人民共和国) 中文 (中国)
8.10.14219.341 Deutschland Deutsch (Deutschland) Deutsch (Deutschland)
8.10.14219.341 España Español (España) Español (España)
8.10.14219.341 France français (France) Français (France)
8.10.14219.341 Italia italiano (Italia) Italiano (Italia)

When properly enabled, the settings should appear like this example for India:

Region should already be set based on where you live.

If you have more than one language, tap and hold the language appropriate for your region and move it to the top.

Note: If your phone was manufactured for another region, it may not be possible to enable the necessary phone language.

Set Speech language to the choice appropriate for your region.

Note: If you see the error "I'm sorry, but I can't speak your language yet" when starting Cortana, ensure that the speech setting matches the configuration above for your region.


More info:


Hope this helps,


Microsoft Surface Team

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