With the app Microsoft Torque it is possible to have a second voice assistant to carry out all kinds of searches. And, in addition, it has as one of its differential details that the data obtained comes from Bing – the search engine of the Redmond company, – so it does not use anything from Google and becomes an additional option. Well, this development is now available for devices with Android operating system.
So far this work could be installed on watches with Android Wear, but following Microsoft’s new way of working there is already a version for phones and tablets that use Google’s optional system. Of course, at the moment it is only available in English, but since it works when faced with very specific questions (such as knowing the weather it will be in a city or the value of some shares), it is possible to use it as soon as the language is known.
One of the details that attracts the attention of Microsoft’s Torque is that activating development is as simple as “Shake” the phone. At this moment, the wizard appears on the screen and, simply by asking the desired question, the search begins automatically (as long as you have Internet access, of course). The answer with the results can be in text or spoken mode, which makes the use more comfortable.
If you want to get the Torque application from Microsoft you can do it free of charge at this link from Play Store. The only thing you must meet as requirements on your device is to have 14 MB of free space and Android version 4.3 or later. The truth is that as an additional option to search it is quite interesting, although it will be much more effective in our country when it is translated, of course. This launch also shows that the Redmond company is committed to multiplatform developments, which will allow it to achieve a greater presence in all markets.
Other apps for Google operating system They can be found in this section of Android Help where you can find a good number of creations and, in addition, of all kinds.