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Microsoft's Bing Joins the Android Army

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Aug 30, 2010, 1:09 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Aug 30, 2010, 1:10 PM

Microsoft today announced the availability of its Bing search application for Verizon Wireless' lineup of Android phones for the first time. The application will be preloaded on all Verizon Android devices moving forward. It offers Bing Maps, the ability to save favorite businesses or searches, instant answers to everyday questions, such as local movie times, and voice-enabled search. The application is also available to Verizon's existing Android devices in the Verizon channel in the Android Market. Bing for Android is a free download.

more info at Microsoft / Bing Blog »

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bluecoyote

Aug 30, 2010, 1:46 PM

Verizon Only?

I'm a little confused by this... what part of this requires Verizon's network? Is this just like Skype where if I want to use this feature I need to use Verizon's network because they paid money to keep the app off of Sprint, T-Mo, and AT&T?

I love how open Android is. Laughing
This isn't android, it's an application for android.

And if Android PROHIBITED carrier locked apps, then they would be less open than if they allowed them.

There is nothing that locked this app to verizon, but Microsoft most likely paid big buck...
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i don't understand this either, verizon paid for this for nothing cause you can access this from any providers phone...
Jayshmay

Aug 30, 2010, 1:31 PM

Preloaded?!!!? Screw you Verizon! ! !

This is going too far Verizon! ! ! My choices come down to rooting my next smartphone, or getting a Super AMOLED equiped Samsung Android smartphone from Sprint with WiMax. Verizon is intruding too much in the user exeperience!!!
You sound really angry for no reason, if you do not like the application dont use it. That will not ruin your experience.
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If you don't want pre-loaded crap you buy a Nexus One or an iPhone. Sprint's going to pre-load a bunch of white trash crap on their phones, Verizon's going to load the crappiest apps you can imagine, and AT&T's going to try its own knockoffs of those...
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Jayshmay said:
This is going too far Verizon! ! ! My choices come down to rooting my next smartphone, or getting a Super AMOLED equiped Samsung Android smartphone from Sprint with WiMax. Verizon is intruding too much in the user
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the ONLY way you'll get a phone without bloatware is to buy a device that was made to be unlocked and unsubsidized (Nexus One) or buy from a company that, as part of the deal they worked out with the carriers, release a device removed of it (such as ...
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Make a fool of your self? Grow up.
Jayshmay said:
This is going too far Verizon! ! ! My choices come down to rooting my next smartphone, or getting a Super AMOLED equiped Samsung Android smartphone from Sprint with WiMax. Verizon is intruding too much in the user
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Calm down man. Relax a bit. These are phones, remember? That's it. Just phones.

That being said, I know that people that peruse sites like this don't look at our devices as just phones. We study them, analyze them, nit-pick them, have Android ...
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S-y-P-h-E-r

Aug 30, 2010, 7:52 PM

Microsoft on Android..........

Does anyone see the irony in that? Laughing
that MS released a Bing app for the iphone first.
 
 
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