Microsoft’s Torque Voice Search App
Microsoft last week brought its Torque Voice Search app to a more mainstream market, the Android platform, by way of publishing it on the Google Play store. The quest app was introduced in October for Android put on devices.
The Torque v2.0, not like the voice command activation ‘adequate Google’, can be accessed when the Android software person shakes the handset. Notably, the Torque app on Android wear units activates in a similar way. The Android put on users would merely have to curve their wrists to open the quest app.
Microsoft on Torque’s Google Play record page provides that the ‘Shake every time’ option on the app shall be disabled by way of default. Users must check the ‘Shake anytime’ field to spark off the feature. Also, customers would wish to signal into their Microsoft account (Outlook, Hotmail or live) to make use of the voice-based totally search app.
The app’s checklist web page includes a description through the company, “Microsoft Torque Voice Search brings essentially the most powerful voice-enabled web search to your Android cellphone or wear. Which you can shake your cellphone to claim what you wish to have to search without interrupting your current app session. In case you have a watch, you could flick your wrist to do the same thing. Without breaking the go with the flow of your mobile software, that you may talk to your Android phone or your Android wear to seek for a handy guide a rough solution.”
Microsoft Releases Torque Voice Search App for Android Smartphones
Aside from for the app’s unique activation method, Torque Voice Search v2.0 works in a identical solution to Google Now. The voice-based totally digital assistant bargains data on climate updates, sports rankings, neighborhood restaurant small print, stock market knowledge and extra. The new app also features some quick answer to queries on flight standing and local event small print. The app is powered by means of the Bing search engine. The firm additionally added that “Voice output is in our plan and will probably be delivered in our coming updates,” below the app reviews part in Google Play listing.
Users can swipe left or proper within the app widget on the house monitor to get right of entry to extra knowledge. While a protracted press will let customers move the place of the widget, a easy tap any place outdoor the app widget would shut the app. The Microsoft Torque Voice Search 2.0 app is appropriate with units working Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and better, and weighs 14MB. The app is now on hand to download from the Google Play store.
The new Torque v2.0 has been created with the aid of Microsoft’s garage project, a group that experiments with go-platform purposes. The employer can also be accountable for growing other apps like Journeys & Notes and next Lock display for Android, and Voice Commander app for Xbox One. The whole listing of apps can be seen on the Microsoft storage website.
Significantly, the next Lock display app was up to date on Thursday by means of the company, including the flexibility to get climate data, make a selection house wallpaper as the lock wallpaper, and hide the system status bar, aside from higher integration with the default software lock on Samsung gadgets working Kitkat, and different performance development and computer virus fixes.