Torque By Microsoft For Android

By on December 8, 2014

As you already know, Microsoft has been working on a very unique project named Garage for past few years. This project is all about developing apps and games for other platforms like Android and iOS. Definitely Microsoft is trying to learn ecosystems of other mobile operating systems in order to make its own platform better and more useable with the help of this strategy. Recently the company announced another app for a rising market place “wearable”.

This app named “Torque” is for Android smart watches, though the first version of Torque as released in October but many of the users requested some features in upcoming versions. Microsoft heard them and finally released the next version of Torque with most wanted features. This app allows users to search via their smart watch in a swift way, Android native feature of activating voice search by saying “Ok, Google” is quite useful but Torque is the next level.

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Torque allows users to shake their Android smart watch in order to activate voice search. This app is available for all Android devices running Android version or later. Microsoft has tested this app on multiple smart watches including LG G Watch, Asus ZenWatch and Samsung Gear Live; Torque works absolutely fine on these devices but it still needs some work for Motorola Moto 360. Unbelievably Google is not much interested in making association with Microsoft but most of the Project Garage’s projects are about Android operating system.

The idea behind Project Garage (learning competitors’ product) is not relatively new but Microsoft has taken it to the peak. It clearly shows how serious Microsoft is to keep its own platform afloat in the market. On the other hand, Microsoft is not the only one playing without rules. Google has its own similar project that allows its employees to work on different but irrelevant projects in their spare time. This project is named “20 Percent” and Google has intentions to keep this alive for a long time.

Few months ago, Microsoft released an app for Android devices; that app was named “Next Lock Screen”. That app was the first experiment conducted in the Garage. As the name suggests, Next Lock Screen is a substitute of native Android lock screen that does not have lots of features and options. Next Lock Screen offers customizations and feature to modify the native lock screen of Android operating system. This app is available for free in Google Play Store but right now it supports only limited number of devices.

Right now, Microsoft is working on another amazing app for Android devices; this app named “Journey and Notes” will target travelers and explorers to experience their journey in a unique way by preserving their memories in a manageable way. This app will also allow people to share their experiences with other travelers as well as learning things from other people to stay out of trouble in foreign lands. Hopefully we’ll see more Microsoft apps in the future because Project Garage has done great so far.

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31 Comments

  1. Nancy

    December 8, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Next lock screen is very cool app. I really like it a lot :)

  2. Leila

    December 8, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Torgue sounds perfect for me :)

  3. James

    December 8, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Perfect features :)

  4. Clark

    December 9, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Torgue is amazing feature :)

  5. Methew

    December 9, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    mmm sounds perfect. I am really curious how this is working :)

  6. Andriana

    December 9, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Torgue sounds perfect

  7. Nelly

    December 10, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Torgue sounds fantastic. Is it available for all android devices

  8. Ralphy

    December 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I think it is available and the installation process is pretty simple

  9. Zacher

    December 10, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Torgue is cool app according me

  10. Kesha

    December 11, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Torgue allows perfect features :)

  11. Thebegger

    December 12, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Torgue is wonderfull feature i really like it a lot :)

  12. Angel

    December 12, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Well i don’t find it that popular. There are far better features than this one

  13. ^Bubble^

    December 16, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Can’t wait for Journey and Notes. I think that this app is going to have great features :)

  14. Gregory Noah

    December 16, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Yes i agree with your comments guys microsoft does great release when talking about apps :)

  15. Stefanie Willies

    December 16, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Torgue works wonderful. I also think that other apps by microsoft will do the same :)

  16. Sindy

    December 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    The I Project Garage is very cool app i really like it a lot :)

  17. Astra

    December 17, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Well i like next lock screen it provides cool features but am not that sure how to use all these features. btw torgue sounds cool enough

  18. Hickey Norman

    December 18, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Microsoft made another great release :) Great

  19. The body

    December 20, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Torgue sounds perfect but it should have been provided with better updates

  20. Ke$ha

    December 25, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Torgue sounds great for me :)

  21. Washer

    December 26, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Torgue is perfect

  22. Voluntary

    December 26, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Next lock screen is teriffic

  23. Zod

    December 26, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Microsoft is working it good :)

  24. Spider Fuji

    December 26, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Journey and notes are working good :)

  25. Barby

    January 1, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Torgue sounds amazing :) LOVE

  26. Lizz

    January 2, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Torgue sounds perfect :)

  27. Alissa

    January 7, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Well i don;t really like nor use torgue but it might be in a way good :)

  28. Ilian Jack

    January 13, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Togue is good enough.. I like using it because it is very useful…i use many extensions. Extensions work better than the simple apps…

  29. Lilith

    January 14, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Torgue is good. I like it

  30. Corina

    January 15, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Torque sounds great ! I like using it because is very useful.

  31. Brad

    January 16, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Torgue is good enough.. I like using it because it is very useful i can’t wait to see how it will work with “Journey and Notes”.

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