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Bing for Android is updated

0. phoneArena 07 Dec 2013, 03:09 posted on

Bada-Bing! Microsoft's mobile search engine for Android has just been updated. And among the new features, the Bing daily image can now be set as your wallpaper. It might not sound like a big deal, but it was all the rage with Windows Phone users back in the day, when they were getting updated to Windows Phone 7.8. In addition, the UI has been completely revamped...

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posted on 07 Dec 2013, 03:35 10

1. Takeharu (Posts: 226; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Does anyone actually use Bing?
Especially on a device running Android?

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 03:59 14

2. Eclectech (Posts: 223; Member since: 01 May 2013)


The Bing app is actually pretty good. I'm using it.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 04:20

4. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


Its good if you want to see good wallpapers!!

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 10:51

21. sgodsell (Posts: 3899; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Its kind of funny that Microsoft is supporting wallpapers on android. Yet WP doesn't even have the ability to change wallpapers (except lock screen). Since everyone knows how restricted WP UI is. The only thing you can change is the tile colors and the tile sizes (3 tile sizes). Wow too much customization offered on WP.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 13:55 3

31. Dowson (unregistered)


Much better than Android, everyone think to be the new Jonathan Ive, actually 99.9% of android phones looks like windows 95... aka crap. Go and play back with touchwiz and then make it worse with your comic san serif :D hahah

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 15:38 1

32. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


You don't understand WP.. There is no where for a wallpaper on the WP start screen.. I'm so sick of people like you complaining about a feature WP doesn't have when it's intentionally designed not to have it, and it is almost impossible, and wouldn't make much sense to have it.. While you are complaining about WP not having "A" picture in the background

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 15:50 1

34. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Continued.. While you are complaining about WP not having "A" picture in the background WP displays pictures, statuses, a variety of information that is customizable by every application in the marketplace.. So, while people like you are complaining about, and making fun of, WP for not having a useless wallpaper in the background, WP users are enjoying what they are able to actually utilize in the FOREGROUND❕... MS already had a OS that had changeable wallpapers in the past, and this time around they wanted to do something more different, and functional.. Talk about customization❔ I'd like you to see some of the things that I can do with my start screen that you would think are pretty cool, and different.. Do you know how many apps are in the WP store to customize the start screen in endless possibilities❔.. I would argue that WP is the most customizable, but that's besides the point.. The point is that the way Android does things is fine, the way that iOS does things is fine, and the way that WP does things is fine, but just because you don't like something, or don't understand something, or see something as different, doesn't mean that you should dismiss it as not being good or being less.. Open your mind, and actually use things thoroughly before forming your opinion about them.. And, that goes for everything in life..

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 07:00 5

6. aco96 (Posts: 241; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Why not? :) Bing rocks.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 08:23 11

10. superfans (Posts: 155; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


Google is just so much better as a search engine than bing

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 09:23 6

16. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Not true. Not true at all.. Go open up Bing and use it..

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 10:54 5

22. sgodsell (Posts: 3899; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


If you are in a Microsoft world only. Then bing is for you. If you use anything other than Microsoft products or need information about other platforms, then bing sucks.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 13:00

30. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Read comment 28 (response to your other comment).

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 15:51

35. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Explain why❔

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 11:34 1

24. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


Amusing, when you consider that they generally get the same results. I use bing over google because it is more appealing to the eye, in

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 11:52

26. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


... my opinion.

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 22:17

47. JC557 (Posts: 1576; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Not really. Google search is slowly giving an increase of irrelevant search results. Sometimes even outright ads for many slots.

I now need to use Bing alongside Google Search to get what I'm really after. Bing is also good when it comes to searching for images giving me what I asked for specifically instead of including every little thing that might have the item's slight descriptions. Just recently it was a flat black Can-Am Spyder. I got more results through bing.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 09:25 4

17. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yes. Hundreds of millions of people do..

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 19:04 1

41. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)


Nothing against Microsoft, but yea lol. With Google Now, even if Bing was great, there is no point.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 04:01 9

3. taikucing (unregistered)


lol. Who uses Bing? Who uses IE?

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 04:59 11

5. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


lol. I use Bing. I use IE (11).

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 07:42 4

8. ady_lad (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)


Bing is actually pretty good mate, so is the IE11. I use Firefox and IE, I tried Opera and Chrome and none did the job for me.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 08:10 5

9. XYZ360 (Posts: 53; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)


Actually i do. In fact bing gives a much cleaner(if i can put it that way) results compare to google

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 08:24

11. superfans (Posts: 155; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


i use IE but i don't use Bing XD

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 09:20 4

14. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I use Bing, and IE.. Bing is way more interactive than Google, nicer to look at, and, puts more information front and center..

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 07:35 6

7. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I've left MS behind, it's water under the bridge to me.
Meh.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 08:59 2

12. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


One word... #Googlenow

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 09:17 3

13. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Just fired up Bing. Its funny how IE and now Bing are taking cues from Google. Dont li MS needs to take cues from GMail and make it so I dont have to adjust internet security just to make outlook.com faster....

But...thanks to this article...I just got entered to win a Xbox One prize pack...lol.

Overall Bing looks better...see above why. Side by side searches seems to be even with Google. In the past Google had more accurate searches. Might have to give Bing a shot...seems to load searches faster than Google...

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 09:22 3

15. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Bing does look a lot better.. It also gives you the result that you need, just like Google does, but in a more intuitive way.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 09:41 4

18. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Thats the thing...I was getting ready to say one or the other did results better but they both seem too even now. Type in NFL and both give scores and a lil synopsis of what it the NFL on the right. Same for typing in Yahoo.

I just typed in Paul Walker and Bing gave me an actual Twitter post from Beiber. But even in results they are about neck n neck.

Only thing I see different is Google puts related searches at the bottom, Bing on the right. And for Paul Walker...Bing put many pics of him down the page in between search results, Google put the pics on the right. Both had People Also Search For and his Movies on the right..

Bing does add videos of _________ in search results, Google just have images of _______

IMO too similar to call now between them both as to which is better.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 10:49 1

20. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yeah, so it's just best to use which one is integrated into the device you use.. For me I use Bing, and IE, because they thoroughly are integrated in WP, W8.1, and Xbone.. I can't think of the last time it ever even crossed my mind to go "Google something"..

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