New Delhi: Microsoft has brought its Torque Voice Search app to Android platform. Up until today, Torque only worked on Android Wear devices. With its new 2.0 update, the app now works on Android phones.
Torque v2.0 app can be accessed when the Android device user shakes the handset. The 'Shake Anytime' option on the app will be disabled by default. Users would have to check the 'Shake Anytime' box to activate the feature. Moreover, users would need to sign into their Microsoft account (Outlook, Hotmail or Live) to use the voice-based search app.
"Microsoft Torque Voice Search brings the most powerful voice-enabled web search to your Android Phone or Wear. You can shake your phone to say what you want to search without interrupting your current app session. If you have a watch, you can flick your wrist to do the same thing. Without breaking the flow of your mobile application, you can talk to your Android Phone or your Android Wear to search for a quick answer," says the app's listing page.
Torque Voice Search v2.0 works a lot similar to Google Now. The voice-based virtual assistant offers information on weather updates, flight status, sports scores, nearby restaurant details, stock market information and more.
The app is powered by the Bing search engine. It is compatible with devices running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and higher, and weighs 14MB. The app is now available to download from the Google Play Store.