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Google updates its search application for Windows Phone

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Google updates its search application for Windows Phone
While the Google Search app for Windows Phone already featured voice search ability and auto-complete, it did not offer any integration with Google’s services.

As of today, that has changed. In what some might call a stunning development, Google went and actually updated the Google app for Windows Phone, bringing things to version (really?).

The change log is not a laundry list by any means, but it is significant. Now, Google account integration is part of the package. Also, voice commands are displayed instantly on the screen. Google image viewing is also improved. Outside of that, the experience looks to be reliably Google-esque.

Other bug fixes are part of the mix as well. Now that we got that out of the way, it would super swell if Google and Microsoft would work out other first-party options, like YouTube, Google+ integration, Gmail, Drive, Blogger…ad infinitum.

While we are not holding our breath, how cool would it be if we were to see a methodical rollout of apps and cooperation between the services and platforms?

sources: Plaffo via WMPoweruser

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posted on 18 Nov 2013, 14:06

1. znellu (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


posted on 18 Nov 2013, 23:27

17. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

Thanks Google.. and please go ahead and give some more...

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 14:07

2. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

FINALLY !!!!!!

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 14:18

3. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)

Thanks for sharing Google

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 14:24 2

4. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

poor Bing. lol

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 14:41 12

5. Ikechukwu (Posts: 204; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)

Bing forcing google to improve. We are grateful to competition

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 15:04 5

6. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)

i love Android. but Google should give windows user All Google apps just like they give it to ios/Apple. this is only fair for both MS/google. they should try to work together.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 15:39 2

10. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

well said

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 15:59 1

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

lol, Microsoft does not give Android users free access to its Office products - luckily, we do not need them.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 16:08 1

12. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

This if MS wants youtube and other app support makes MS Office free on android.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 16:52 2

15. anonimust (Posts: 19; Member since: 12 Jan 2012)

Does Apple make Itunes available on Android? Yet Google still makes apps for IOS. Why should MS office be a prerequisite for a you tube app on winnows phone? To be more fair, how about both MS+ Google block all of each other's services, and let's see how the dust clears.

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 01:07

18. bon24x7 (Posts: 211; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

so you guys want a paid software from microsoft in return for some useless free softwares from google.? LMFAO

posted on 19 Nov 2013, 03:13

19. cezarepc (Posts: 718; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

It's simple guys. There's not enough WP users to generate enough revenue for Google for them to develop these apps. Microsoft on the other hand have nothing to gain from releasing their Office suite as a free software.

Btw, I wouldn't call Google Drive "some useless free software from Google".

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 23:21

16. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

And really we'll be benefited by this....

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 15:07 1

7. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)

Youtube and gmail perhaps...

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 15:31 3

9. cezarepc (Posts: 718; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

Adding your Gmail account gives you the native email client of WP, pretty slick enough for me.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 15:13 1

8. cezarepc (Posts: 718; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

Hmmmm. Just updated it on my 925, and honestly there's no noticeable improvement (unless search integration is important to you).

What I'd like to see is a fully functional Youtube app developed by Google.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 16:22

13. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

only reason to get wp device

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 16:29

14. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Wtg Google!

Without Gapps, I'd use payphones instead.

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