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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1. Takeharu (Posts: 82; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Does anyone actually use Bing?
Especially on a device running Android?
2. Eclectech (Posts: 81; Member since: 01 May 2013)
The Bing app is actually pretty good. I'm using it.
4. asingha94 (Posts: 291; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)
Its good if you want to see good wallpapers!!
21. sgodsell (Posts: 1435; 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.
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
32. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; 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
34. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; 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..
10. superfans (Posts: 151; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
Google is just so much better as a search engine than bing
16. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Not true. Not true at all.. Go open up Bing and use it..
22. sgodsell (Posts: 1435; 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.
30. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1472; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Read comment 28 (response to your other comment).
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
47. JC557 (Posts: 1163; 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.
17. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Yes. Hundreds of millions of people do..
41. axllebeer (Posts: 266; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
Nothing against Microsoft, but yea lol. With Google Now, even if Bing was great, there is no point.
3. taikucing (unregistered)
lol. Who uses Bing? Who uses IE?
8. ady_lad (Posts: 75; 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.
9. XYZ360 (Posts: 51; 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
14. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; 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..
7. AfterShock (Posts: 2968; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I've left MS behind, it's water under the bridge to me.
13. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; 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...
15. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; 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.
18. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; 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.
20. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; 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"..
23. sgodsell (Posts: 1435; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
That's because everything you do is Microsoft related. If you ever used or needed to look up some information on another platform, then you would know that bing sucks.
28. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1472; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Bing sucks? Is that why Bing for Android has a higher rating than Google for Windows Phone? Even on Android itself, Google doesn't have a higher rating than Bing. If you're gonna hate, at least do some research.
38. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
So, have you used this Bing app on your Android device❔... So, basically you're saying that Bing only sucks on Android because it's on everything else❕ It's on iOS7, WP, W8, W7, WRT, Xbox, in cars...
is the default search engine on the PS4 Google❔.. Nobody is saying Google is bad by any means, but it's just stupid to say that Bing is bad when it's obviously not.. Just because you don't like MS doesn't mean that you have to immaturely act like everything they do is not good.. That's pathetic..
25. tbstroken (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)
Bing is boring, liking it just for the wallpapers is nothing, too far to beat google
29. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1472; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
No. Bing is not just about wallpapers. A test between the two search engines show that more users prefer Bing than Google (those who took the test).
36. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
How is it boring❔.. It's definitely more interactive, and visual, than Google.. Please explain❔❔
27. Cyberchum (Posts: 281; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
I've not used Bing in like years but that won't make me diss it, lots of fanboy here meh!
33. bohdan4ik13 (Posts: 83; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
nobody needs Bing in a Google Android smartphone
37. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Except for all the people who use the big app on their Android devices,, some of whom are in this thread.. What a communistic way of thinking you have.. You aren't about people having choice, and options, obviously.. I thought Android users were all about choice, and freedom... Hypocrites.. Actually, I've seen a lot of really closed minded Android fans who ironically preach about how free, and open they like everything.. You guys like things free, and open, as long as those things go by the Android rule book.. Sounds like a crock of egotistical BS to me..
40. jromy (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)
well, you sure have a snappy comment to EVERYONE who disagrees with you don'thcha? If they don't like it, it is entirely up to them to either try it and reconsider or dismiss it since they will probably never use it. And Google search being an integral part of Android also means that not many people will ever even look at that app page, much less comment and rate.
43. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I can't argue with that.. And that's all you can expect from people.. But, some people make me sick when they say that something sux, without even trying it, and just because it's by MS.. Yeah, I always question those people bluntly.. But, that's the way it is, and while I have to say that you're 100% right, I'm also not willing to stop questioning haters because they spread damaging, false information.. Sorry. Just ignore me.
39. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1472; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Needs Bing to what? Find places? Search the web? Be more specific. There's a reason why Bing has millions of downloads from Google Play.
45. Prabs (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
I like BING. I can't have Google having ALL my information. MS did a great job with the interface.
46. Pdubb (Posts: 239; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
The one feature that I love on Bing is when I search for actors. The movies the appeared in is displayed to the right and if you hover over the picture it tells you the character the actor actually was in the movie. The last I checked Google did not do this. It really keeps me coming back to Bing.