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Verizon Android Phones To Use Bing As Default Search?

Google phones won't even have Google search

Sep 9 2010, 8:16am CDT | by

Verizon Android Phones To Use Bing As Default Search?
 
 

If the latest speculation is true, new Verizon customers who power on their new Google phone will not have a default Google search tool. Instead, mobile searches will be powered by rival service Bing.

Verizon helped bring the Bing app to Android in the first place and apparently is so happy with it that it will be removing Google search from all upcoming Android phones' default search settings. Users will of course still be able to change that through the device's configurations, but it is certainly a very interesting move that could lower Google's ranking in the search sector.

Bing, the online search engine from Microsoft, has actually been able to do the impossible and make Google look a bit outdated. Microsoft has been hard at work developing features that would set it apart from the very dominant search leader, like including the ability to stream videos, music, and even video games directly from the Bing search results page. So too it hopes to bring some competition to the mobile market. That came to fruition when it joined forces with Verizon to bring out a Bing Android app.

Unlike Apple, though, Google embraces options for users. The iPhone will reject apps that directly compete with the phone's built-in services. Not so with Android.

Via Into Mobile

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