Google releases Search App for Windows Phone

Google releases Search App for Windows Phone
We'll warn you right off the bat, if you have been waiting for a Google Search App for Windows Phone, it's now available, but it probably isn't really what you have been waiting for. Google has released version 1.0.0.0 into the Marketplace, but there really isn't much to it. Probably the only feature that it has over what you would get if you went to Google.com in your browser is the option for voice input. 

Other than that, it is a simple search box with Google's autocomplete on search suggestions. The app also can use your GPS (with your permission of course) to give you local results. That's really about it. It is the basic Google UI, nothing Metro about it, and that's it. Not the strongest showing from Google, but maybe that's all you need. 

If so, you can get the Google Search App for free in the Windows Phone Marketplace.


Google releases Search App for Windows Phone
Google releases Search App for Windows Phone

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6 Comments

1. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

If you're getting a Windows Phone you're probably not looking for apps anyway.

4. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

That statement would be true if it was about Blackberry

5. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

No ill meaning. I mean if you're getting a Windows Phone it's not the apps that you are considering whereas if it's an Android/iOS device you're buying it most likely because of the usability due to the number of Apps. Windows Phone sure is functional, no doubt about that. People buying it will get it because of the functions that it already have.

2. rhinoceros

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

Once they have larger market share the apps will come.

6. goos2134

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 11, 2011

kinda ignorant since they already have 70000 apps. how many more do u need?

3. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The apps are already on the way. I predict approximately 150,000 windows phone apps by end of this year.

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