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Microsoft launches four new Android apps

Microsoft Next Lock Screen app for Android devices
Next Lock Screen
The new set of apps coming from the Microsoft Garage project includes a screen lock app and a voice-controlled game that supports up to eight players.
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While Google may not release any Windows Phone apps anytime soon, the Redmond giant's Garage project has a few interesting Android apps to show off already. The Microsoft Garage project website has four new Android apps featured on its front page, including a voice-controlled game and an alternative to the default Google Android lock screen (and those countless other choices).

These are the four new Android apps by Microsoft:

  • Next Lock Screen - includes SMS and missed calls notification, appointments, even a space where favorite apps can be arranged and launched directly
  • Bing Torque - Android Wear app that searches using Bing instead of Google and starts the voice search after a twist of the wrist instead of the notorious "OK Google" voice command
  • Journeys & Notes - social location-tracking app that allows you to connect to other people who visited the same places
  • Voice Commander - a combination of a real time strategy game and a top-down shooter that can be played by up to eight players using voice commands

All these apps will be freely available through Google Play Store soon.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2014-10-23 (Update: 2014-10-23)