Review: Motorola Backflip
The Backflip does not offer any Google search services at all. Instead, AT&T has chosen to go with Yahoo for all search features. I am calling this out because it goes to the fundamental usability of the Backflip.
Google search on Android provides a lot of features. Some of them include Voice Search and local results. I realize conducting Voice Searches isn't always appropriate, but it sure beats the pants of typing when you have the chance. By switching to Yahoo search, AT&T has taken away the power of Voice Search. That stinks, in my book.
Same applies for local results. I performed a search on the Backflip for "pizza". The results include links to Pizza Hut and Domino's web sites. The same search on a Droid took me to a map with the five closest pizza joints pointed out, with phone numbers included.
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Also, Google Search works to search the contents of the phone itself. Not so with Yahoo.
In my opinion, this makes the Backflip far less appealing as a "Google Phone."
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