August 29, 2014

(Updated) Bing for Android Now Available for Verizon Customers Only

The long awaited Bing for Android application was unveiled today by Microsoft.  The app is extremely sharp and features a daily featured image, just like Bing on the desktop.   In addition to this, you can also swipe through seven days’ worth of images. Microsoft’s own voice search also works with Android’s speech-to-text function, and you can use Bing Maps to find your way around town. It is very comprehensive application.

Unfortunately, however, at this point, the app is exclusive to Verizon Wireless and their customers.  As such, it is only available in the Verizon Wireless channel of the Android Market. Not really sure if this is a good idea or not, but hey, it’s their plan.

Overall, it seems extremely solid, I know I will be using it from time to time.  How soon do you think before it leaks out to all phones?

Update: Bing for Android has already leaked out via XDA-Developers. Get the .APK file here! It works great!

Source: Bing