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Bing! Attention Verizon Android users, your new search engine is here

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Bing! Attention Verizon Android users, your new search engine is here
Microsoft has officially announced the launch of its Bing for Mobile Android app, available as a free download in the Android Market for Verizon branded Android phones. The Redmond based firm has beefed up the voice search function of the app and you can find out stock quotes, flight information (including departure and arrival times) and map locations, besides initiating a regular plain old search, by making a vocal request. Say "movies" and find information for nearby theaters such as movie titles and start times. Bing maps out your current location and can then give you directions to restaurants, theaters, banks and other local places of interest by car or by walking. A Microsoft executive says that the app will be available for other devices and carriers in the near future, but no date has been announced.

source: Bing via NYTimes

Bing! Attention Verizon Android users, your new search engine is here





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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Why would you want Bing on a Google phone?

posted on 30 Aug 2010, 22:55

2. youtoo (unregistered)


May be instaed of Googling it you will Bing it?

posted on 31 Aug 2010, 06:05

3. MattAgh (unregistered)


They both are by google, so what does it matter?

posted on 31 Aug 2010, 10:24

5. derp (unregistered)


umm...no. Bing is from microsoft.

posted on 31 Aug 2010, 10:08

4. trentsinmypants (Posts: 312; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)


Bing blows.....

posted on 31 Aug 2010, 11:04

6. SeveredEggplant (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Jun 2010)


This app isn't as good as google's, but it isn't bad. It is probably good for us that google gets some competition. It might prompt them to add more features.

posted on 31 Aug 2010, 12:45

7. bingsucks (unregistered)


I will never buy an Android phone with Bing. One of the great things about Android is the intercompatibility of all of the Google features. Google Maps navigation is awesome, Bing has no navigation. I hate using Bing on my computer, so I doubt the results would be any better on my phone. Epic Fail.

posted on 31 Aug 2010, 21:10

8. MOTOX (unregistered)


You know, a lot of people say bing sucks, and i thought it would to but after downloading it...note i haven't fully used it yet, it seems pretty simple and "sophisticated" so... doesn't hurt to try.

posted on 01 Sep 2010, 14:13

9. Handsolo (unregistered)


Bing sucks ass! Why??????????

posted on 01 Sep 2010, 20:15

10. Scribed3d (Posts: 28; Member since: 08 Aug 2010)


Why? Two reasons. One, it gives competition in the search and capabilities realm to Google. This will make Google further evolve, which makes us happy. Two, Verizon propably got paid some bucks from Microsoft to do it. The thing is, it is just an app. Its optional. I would guess that most people will never touch that widget, but it doesnt hurt the google cloud we all know and love.

posted on 22 Dec 2010, 11:04

11. WillieFDiaz (Posts: 45; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Ive seen people use Google to "Google" Bing and then click on the Bing link to use Bing to search.

My jaw drops wide open and I am like... "Why not use Google for search instead?"
Reply - "Bing has way more stuff on it then Google does."
Me - "Are you kidding me?"

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