We’ve been seeing so many leaks of Windows Phone 8.1 that it’s easy to forget that there are still more features. Microsoft left out some of the bigger consumer-facing features from the WP 8.1 SDK. Still, even some of those have managed to get leaked. The one exciting features that Microsoft has been keeping very secretive is Cortana.
People who have access to the SDK have been digging through every detail and line of code to find something new. The extracted icons you see above are labeled with “Cortana.” These give us our first look at what Microsoft’s new voice-assistant will look like. Some of the icons are for weather, stocks, traffic, directions, appointments, music, and more. By reading the names of these icons we can get an idea of what Cortana will be able to tell users.
The circle icon, in particular, is of special interest. It has been rumored in the past that Cortana will use a circle icon to show different things, such as when she is listening. Hopefully we will get a better look at this exciting new feature sometime soon. In the meantime we will just have to dream.