Microsoft Adds Touch Power to Bing
Today Microsoft revealed that it has made some changes to the mobile version of its Bing search engine. The biggest new feature is that it now supports a handful of touch phones, such as the Apple iPhone, HTC G1, HTC Imagio, and Samsung Omnia. These phones will see a customized version of Bing that offers some features that non-touch devices won't have. Microsoft said support for more touch phones would come over time. Microsoft also added an NFL score search tool and flight status tool to mobile Bing. It is available at m.bing.com.
Bing for iPhone Let's You Search via Pictures
Microsoft has updated its Bing search application for the iPhone and added the ability to search for images captured by the camera. The tool, similar to Google Goggles, lets users take a picture and then use the picture to perform a search.
Bing for Android Can Better Search Through Other Apps
Microsoft today updated its Bing Search app for Android devices and gave it the ability to perform searches from within other applications. The feature, called Bing snapshots, scouts things mentioned on any given page and provides relevant information about them in snapshots.
Microsoft Rebuilds Bing for iOS
Microsoft today released a wholly new version of its Bing Search application for the iPhone. The app takes advantage of new features in iOS, such as app linking, to improve search suggestions and results.
Microsoft Bringing Maps to Windows 10 Phones, Too
Microsoft today said the Universal Maps app for the Windows 10 platform is now available to phones running the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Device owners can download the Universal app via the Windows Insider program.