(RUMOR) - Looks like Cortana's still a shoe-in as the "voice" of Windows devices
Jen Taylor, the voice actress of Halos A.I. companion Cortana, will reportedly lend her talents to Microsofts voice feature of the same name, according to MSFTnerd.
According to the site, Cortana, Microsofts answer to Apples Siri, will launch first in beta this April in the U.S. for Lumia devices. The feature will hit the iPhone Bing app this fall, also in the U.S. The report also says Cortana will come to the Xbox One and Windows users in North America in 2015, and the feature is expected to launch internationally in 2015 and 2016.
Rumors about Cortana began circulating last fall, touting it as a feature first headed to Windows Phone 8.1. Cortana will feature improved voice command capabilities over Windows Phones current system and will allow users to interact with their phone using more natural commands.
Taylor, in addition to providing the voice of Halos Cortana since the series beginning, has also voiced Princess Peach, Toad and Toadette in various Mario games and sports spin-offs, Zoey in Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 and various heroes from Dota 2. She also provides narration for Rooster Teeths animated webseries RWBY.