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

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



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11 Comments

1. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Why would you want Bing on a Google phone?

2. youtoo unregistered

May be instaed of Googling it you will Bing it?

3. MattAgh unregistered

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

5. derp unregistered

umm...no. Bing is from microsoft.

4. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Bing blows.....

6. SeveredEggplant

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 22, 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.

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.

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.

9. Handsolo unregistered

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

10. Scribed3d

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 08, 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.

11. WillieFDiaz

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 22, 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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