Microsoft debuts Torque, Bing search for Android Wear with a twist of your wrist

Microsoft debuts Torque, Bing search for Android Wear with a twist of your wrist
By Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 22 Oct 2014 07:14 pm

Microsoft is on a roll with Android support today. The company's Garage program has just launched an app for Android Wear that makes searching Bing a bit more convenient. The app presumably takes its name from its main feature: twisting your wrist will open a Bing query, at which point you simply speak to ask your question.

It seems a curious effort from Redmond, but if you've been paying attention to the company recently, they have been reaching out further and developing for other platforms. Speaking on the matter, Microsoft's Ronette Lawrence had this to say:

Software has evolved from something that needs to be specific by device, to largely Web hosted and cloud supported — and we think the device someone uses shouldn't matter. We want to bring better experiences to whatever device they choose to use.

Chances are those who are using Android devices are perfectly content with Google's search offering. However, if you're eager to give Microsoft's latest a shot, the app is available for download here.

What do you think of Microsoft's recent spate of apps for Android? Sound off in the comments.

Source: Microsoft Blog

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Microsoft debuts Torque, Bing search for Android Wear with a twist of your wrist

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How do you think the guys from Torque, the long standing Android app that interfaces with a car through Bluetooth are going to take this news?

This is painfully redundant. Why would you use Bing on a GOOGLE controlled watch? I'll stick to my "Ok Google" rather than twisting my wrist to initiate a failure search engine.

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