So I guess the rumored voice assistant is no longer a rumor after all, then? While we are yet to hear official confirmation from Microsoft on this, this recently leaked bit of information is as good as it gets.

With mere months remaining in the official unveil of Windows Phone 8.1, details of many of the features this mobile upgrade is about to bring continue to leak out. And one of the marquee features that will be included in this version is the Cortana voice assistant.

Essentially Microsoft’s answer to Apple Siri and Google Now, this feature has been rumored to be part of Windows Phone 8.1 since the very beginning, it seems.

And now according to this report, the kind folks over at have interestingly managed to pull an icon set (pictured above) from this voice assistant, providing a hint at what it is capable of.

Going by this icon set, it becomes clear that Cortana will feature plenty of voice-controlled features, along with the ability to provide users with details on traffic, construction, directions, even stocks. If you have to do it, do it right, they say.

And Redmond seems to be going in the right direction here.

Of course, the list also includes regular tasks like taking notes, making appointments, activating the Do Not Disturb mode, setting alarms, playing music, enabling and disabling Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, so on and so forth.

Like what you are seeing? Sound off in the comment, then.

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  1. They really need to overhype this when it comes out. They need to be talking about it every where. Hype it up enough that they’re talking about it on the news and everything

  2. Rodney Longoria / February 19, 2014 at 4:51 pm /Reply

    Me wonders if Microsoft would include Cortana in Bing (Windows) as well? Kind of like Google does with Chrome search. That would be cool!

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