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Bing app for Android in the works

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It has been a pretty decent year for Microsoft's search engine, Bing. Microsoft Senior Vice President Satya Nadella  said that he was pleased with the 5% market share that Bing has managed to grab, but he knows exactly where the company stands when compared to industry leaders like Google and Yahoo. "None of us are confused," Nadella said. "We are a low-share player." Tests show that 64% of people can name the brand and know what it is, a huge improvement from Microsoft's Live Search which was the company's search engine offering before Bing. One of the things that is on the table at Redmond is an application for the Android platform. The iPhone client has apparently been very successful for Bing and a couple of the new things under development for the search engine include new mapping functions and improved television listings as well as trying to shoe-horn more data onto Bing result pages. Other improvements include getting the software to enter into a dialog with the user to make a search more specific and adding comparisons and suggestions to results.

source: CNET, liveside

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. breal525 (Posts: 27; Member since: 24 May 2010)

Google all the way!!

posted on 13 Jul 2010, 17:00

2. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)

seriously.... what in the hell would an ANDROID user do with BING? What a complete waste of time Microsoft. Build me an XBOX 720 not a stupid BING App. ha ha

posted on 13 Jul 2010, 19:17

3. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

agree, and yet, VERIZON is advertising it with the summer rollout of phones, while AT&T is pushing YAHOO!, and yet both are pushing big time into ANDROID - AT&T will have at least 6 models of ANDROID by year's end - and great timing by AT&T as APPLE is going to run in some rough times until its phone is no longer exclusive....and it is their own fault.

posted on 14 Jul 2010, 03:32

4. Kohai (Posts: 20; Member since: 04 Jun 2010)

Well, I think this is good for everybody Android or not. Competition is always good for the end customer (us). I do not want a Big Brother-everywhere-controlling everything Google.

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