Samsung Fascinate Uses Bing Instead of Google Search (Updated)
I’m severely disappointed in Verizon and Samsung. The Samsung Fascinate, Big Red’s version of the Galaxy S, has been reviewed by the folks over at Engadget. They were quick to point out that the search widget is BING, not Google Search. It does make sense to a certain degree, as there’s a Bing app only available to Verizon customers. Apparently, Big Red would rather use a Microsoft search engine on a Google-powered device. A bit odd if you ask me.
We’ve seen this before, of course, in the Motorola Backflip, which uses Yahoo Search. That was also a disappointment. But I digress. This probably isn’t a deal breaker for most people, and some won’t even notice the difference. I guess I just prefer Google folks!
Is this a deal breaker for any of you?
UPDATE: More bad news. According to Engadget, there is no way to change the search engine to Google. You are stuck with Bing. Hopefully we will have something in the market. We will have to wait and see on this.