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Microsoft launches Bing Rewards for Android and iOS, Windows Phone version on the horizon

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Microsoft launches Bing Rewards for Android and iOS, Windows Phone version on the horizon
Microsoft today revealed that it launched Bing Rewards for mobile. However, the feature is not available on its Windows Phone platform yet, so for now you can use it only on Android and iOS. A version for WP8 is scheduled to arrive “soon”.

What’s Bing Rewards? It is Microsoft’s way of thanking you for using Bing search - which, as you may know, isn’t immensely popular, not even among Windows Phone users (who have Bing as the default search app). Bing Rewards allows you to earn credits just by searching with Bing. These credits can be redeemed for gift cards (from Xbox, Amazon, Skype, Dominos or Fandango), or they can be donated “to a local school or charity of your choice.”

According to Microsoft, almost all of the features available with Bing Rewards on PCs will make their way to the mobile version over the next few months.

At the moment, Bing Rewards is available only in select markets (including, of course, the US). To start using it on your Android or iOS phone / tablet, point your mobile browser to the first source link below (you can sign in using your Microsoft or Facebook account).

source: Bing Rewards via Bing blogs

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posted on 29 Jan 2014, 15:32 9

1. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 207; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


They didn't even release it for their own OS first! LOL!! Seems a bit odd that they would not bring it to WP first.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 15:49 8

3. ihavenoname (Posts: 1441; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Says it all, doesn't it? :) Most important operating systems first.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 22:57

8. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Hahaha, right!
Lame attempt to gain users. Even WP users don't like Bing.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 21:52 1

6. elitewolverine (Posts: 1722; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Mainly because I can use it already in my OS.

IE10 allows me to use bing.com and I am signed in, search and walla.

More than likely they are holding back because bings incorporation in the OS is not merely an app like other systems, it holds extra function. I would expect 'soon' meaning 8.1 with a integration like it does on the desktop/tablet line.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 09:25

9. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


So by using WP8 you don't deserve to be rewarded?

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 15:32 6

2. Troysyx (Posts: 145; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


Even when giving things away i still dont want to use bing. Sorry microsoft, but no thank you.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 16:01 4

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1441; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


I guess that iOS and Android users get Cortana first, too ;)

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 16:33 1

5. Ty_inCA (Posts: 10; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)


Bing and google give more or less identical results, but Bing also gives you $35 in amazon store credit or a free Xbox gold subscription every year. It's a good deal with little to no impact on how the net works.

That said, seriously MS? How do you mishandle EVERYTHING with WP so badly. Thank god Nokia carried water for you for the past year...

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 21:54 1

7. elitewolverine (Posts: 1722; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


because you can use it already in your IE10 browser...

Also it would be fruitless if it was already integrated in the 8.1 update.

I agree, I have never not found something in bing that google picked up only, I have gotten countless redbox, xbox and just purchased a 20.00 game on xbox as the result of my 'bing' it.

Since the default at work is bing, and I search tremendously online for work, I get points there too.

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