In January, the news of Halo’s holographic beaut Cortana serving as Microsoft’s answer to Siri crash landed on the web. Today, TheVerge posted a couple of images showing off the Cortana interface, which will be replacing the built-in Bing search feature on Windows Phone 8.1.
Cortana is said to be everything Siri is, with a few extra cool features tacked on, like the ability to have her call you by your real name or nicknames such as “master chief.” She can also track flights and mentions via email, allowing her to produce notifications with Google Now-esque types of results.
There’s no exact release date for Cortana, though there will be more information on the app at the Microsoft Build Developer Conference in April, where they’ll also releasing a developers’ version of the app. So if you’ve been waiting to hear Cortana’s soothing voice infiltrate your eardrums, you can rest assured knowing that the time is nigh.
Check out these screens of Cortana provided by TheVerge: