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.
Bug fixes, speed improvements, polish and so much more!
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Wallpaper: See beautiful wallpapers from around the world, only in Bing.
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Your feed: Swipe up on the home page to catch up with what's happening in the world and get personalized updates on your feed.
Reading mode: Switch on reading mode to focus on the text, distraction-free.
Save money: Use the built-in barcode scanner to review products and compare prices.
Entertainment & Nearby: Find what you love, from live sport updates, trending music, and recipes, to nearby deals, movie times, and gas prices.
Intelligent camera search: Learn more about the world around you. Whether it's animals, landmarks, or even fashion, searching is as simple as snapping a picture.
Voice search: What's the best way to get an answer? Ask a question. Talk to Bing and get instant results.
Fast search: Get to know the world with one click. Answer your questions faster and easier.
Secure Browsing: Protect your privacy. Private mode lets you browse without saving your history, cache, cookies, and personalization info.
* Some features are not available in all countries.