Bing app for Android in the works

Bing app for Android in the works
Bing app for iPhone

Bing app for iPhone

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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4 Comments

1. breal525

Posts: 27; Member since: May 24, 2010

Google all the way!!

2. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 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

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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.

4. Kohai

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 04, 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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