Microsoft update Torque to bring Bing search to Android phones alongside Android Wear

After having launched its twist-to-search app for Android Wear, Microsoft is bringing the same simplicity to call up Bing search to Android smartphones with an update to the Torque app. With the update, Torque will now work on both Android smartphones and Android Wear smartwatches, allowing users to either shake their phones or flick their wrists to search Bing using their voice.

Microsoft Torque Search brings the most powerful voice-enabled web search to either Android Wear or Android Phone. With a flick of the wrist, Torque wakes up your Android Wear watch for you to say what you want to search. You can also shake your phone to do the same thing if you don't have a physical watch. Torque Search used Microsoft's state-of-the-art advanced speech and gesture recognition technologies with Bing powered web search, which offers a truly unique experience.

With Torque version 2.0, users can ask about the weather, pull up traffic reports. check flight status, look up sports score, get stock price updates, and more by using their voice. In addition to shaking their phones, you can also activate the microphone by hitting the "b" button in the pop-up window.

Will you be ditching Google Now for Torque any time soon?