Google updates its search application for Windows Phone

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 2.0.295.80 (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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19 Comments

1. znellu

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Hmm..

17. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

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

2. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

FINALLY !!!!!!

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Thanks for sharing Google

4. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

poor Bing. lol

5. Ikechukwu

Posts: 246; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Bing forcing google to improve. We are grateful to competition

6. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 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.

10. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

well said

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

12. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

15. anonimust

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

18. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

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

19. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 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".

16. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

7. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Youtube and gmail perhaps...

9. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

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

8. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 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.

13. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

only reason to get wp device

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Wtg Google! Without Gapps, I'd use payphones instead.

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