Support can you get rid of all that bing stuff without rooting?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by craigrn16, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. craigrn16

    craigrn16 Well-Known Member
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    I was gonna by a Fascinate when i get my new every 2 but the /forced Bing is a huge turn off. I'd like my Google Android phone to be exactly that, a Google Android phone.
     

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  2. nunyazz

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    Nope, several threads on this.
     
  3. Moonfire

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    Google Search Fix You can also hide icons in your app drawer if you use a different launcher. At least I know you can in LauncherPro. It doesn't delete the files or anything, just removes it from the list of apps.
     
  4. tcbj

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    You can download google maps with navigation, and set up google as your home page. The only thing rooting will do(i think) is change the search button at the bottom.
    For me, not enough of a deal breaker to warrant buying a moto product.
     
  5. Destination: Moon

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    You can get rid of most of it without rooting. Only thing you can't do is make the long touch on the capacitive search key initiate google voice search. Need to use the screen icon to do this. Othewise, I have all the google search engines and the short press on the cap button launches google search directly (not via web browser). Do a search for the Enhanced Google APK and Fascinate. I am sure you will find what you need. And you will have to run Launcher Pro or ADW Launcher, instead of Touch Wiz.
     
  6. saps

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    ^^^This is precisely correct. Well done
     
  7. craigrn16

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    Ok that helped me with my decision. I'm gonna stick with the htc phones. Hopefully verizon won't F' those phones up
     
  8. oneiztoomany

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    sadly if reports are true about the HTC Merge than Bing is going to be on them too...

    the Incredible doesnt have Bing though
     
  9. Wolfedude88

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    I know what you mean, I really hope they don't start doing this with all of the newer phones.
     
  10. phonefiend

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    I did the fixes in that article a few days ago but realized that browser search is still bing. From the posts above it seems this can't be changed. Can anyone confirm?
     
  11. ckelly33

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    what about WITH rooting? Once rooted, can a phone be completely de-Bing'd? Is there a downside to rooting? Thinking of getting a fascinate or a merge but don't want Bing
     
  12. phonefiend

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    From what I can tell no matter what you do you will have bing search in the android browser. You need to root if you want the capacitive search button to use google for voice search.
     
  13. II Kings 9:20

    II Kings 9:20 Well-Known Member
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    It will be fixed with 2.2- several threads on this. You'll have the option to go goog or Bing.
     
  14. sean76

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    All Verizon phones that do not come with Droid Branding will be loaded with Bing! Rediculous if you ask me, but that's the cold hard truth of the deal they have with microsoft.
     
  15. ckelly33

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    What is the difference between the Google phones that are branded as Droid and the Google phones that are not? Is there any significance to the labeling of the phone Droid (lilke minimum specs)?

    I know this whole Bing thing is about $, and that's fine, but it is still bizarre to have a Google phone without Google to me. Non-Google Google phones aren't even a consideration for me at this point.
     
  16. oneiztoomany

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    samsung announced this?
     
  17. saps

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    Yeah more or less. I'm just on my phone now our I'd give you a link
     
  18. wtherrell

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    It's a shame we have to go to a little trouble to get google instead of bing. But really, it is not THAT much trouble. You just have to side load the enhanced google search and use LauncherPro and Dolphin HD. Really, I like both those apps and would use them anyway over the stock launcher and browser.
    Only thing that kinda dampens things is the barely audible turn by turn directions in Google Nav and its sometimes bizarre routings. I have replaced the stock car dock app with custom car home and have it turn on bluetooth and GPS automatically. Then launch my GPS and Google nav apps from there. I have google search icon on there as well and it does google voice search just fine. I also have that icon on one of my home pages. OK, so big deal, I just don't use the capacitive search button unless I want Bing voice search for some reason. I have found that "Places" or "Yelp" finds restaurants and places that neither Google search nor Bing seem to find.
     

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