Bing

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
5.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.570.20110929
  • Total Downloads:
    15,730
  • Date Added:
    November 29, 2011
  • File Size:
    2.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Android/2.2

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Editors' Review

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While currently limited to phones on the Verizon network, Microsoft's Bing for Android is a worthy search app. Similar to Bing on other mobile platforms, the app overlays a striking photograph of the day with a pop-up menu to search by images, movies, maps, news, or what's nearby. There's also an option to search for directions--walking and driving. In addition, a search field sits at the top, next to a voice search button. Bing for Android tucks your history, settings, and favorites in the phone's hard-coded Menu button.

Bing also integrates maps, and the touchable hot spots hidden in the day's image that reveal additional information about the photo du jour. Swiping backward loads previous images. However, Bing for Android lacks two significant features found in the iPhone version--options for scanning an item's bar code with your camera, and connecting to your Twitter and Facebook feeds.

We're fans of the Bing app on all platforms we've tested, and while we'd like to see this Android version gain parity with the iPhone version, when it comes to usability, the app is no exception.

 
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5 stars

"Faster than Google search widget"

November 13, 2013  |  By K0Zeus

 |  Version: Bing 2.1.570.20110929

Pros

It's faster than google search from my homescreen.Nice layout.

Cons

It would be nice if the cursor and keyboard were already at ready when opening the search bar. Right now you have to click the search bar before typing. It only takes a second, but the quality of the app would definitely increase with this ability.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.570.20110929
You spoke, we listened! Based on recent feedback, we've made some changes:Improved image grid view, save images to the gallery, and see full-sized imagesVoice-activated search is improved and recognizes addressesMultiple bug fixesNote: The widget is hidden after you update. To see it, long press on the home screen, click Android Widgets, and then select Bing. The widget isnt available if the Bing app is installed on an SD card.Min. requirements: OS 2.2 and 320x480 screen resolution
General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date November 29, 2011
Date Added November 29, 2011
Version 2.1.570.20110929
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Reference Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android, Android 2.2
Additional Requirements Compatible with Android 2.2 and above.
Download Information
File Size 2.89MB
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,730
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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