No Google on this phone...its all Bing? WTF really?


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  1. HtcEvoLemon

    HtcEvoLemon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Can someone confirm or deny this. According to other forums, the phone will be locked with Bing, instead of Google. WTF, is this true? Who the hell wants to run crappy Bing, this is an Android phone for heavens sake not a Windows Mobile phone. Some readers are saying a root might be necessary to put Google on it. Is this all galaxy phones or just the Verizon version, please tell me t-mobiles version will have google on it.

    I'm not a full on phone expert, so can someone clarify please. I will not be rooting my phone, so this might be a problem for me. No way in hell do I want microsoft shit on my phone.
     

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  2. aci78

    aci78 Well-Known Member

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    Where did you read this? I have not come across this yet. I know Vibrant has Google Maps for free directions.
     
  3. HtcEvoLemon

    HtcEvoLemon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just bing, woops I meant, just google "samsung galaxy bing" and it comes up. Also go into the Samsung Fascinate forum, people are saying only way to put on google on it may be to root the phone.

    I was checking out the fascinate because it comes with a flash, so I was considering switching to verizon to get the flash version of the galaxy phone, but I DONT WANT MICROSOFT CRAP.

    I hope this is only verizons version and not all galaxy phones.
     
  4. aci78

    aci78 Well-Known Member

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    I have had a few cell phones with Bing, and never had a problem with a full un-install, IF it comes to that.
     
  5. HtcEvoLemon

    HtcEvoLemon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    okay good. who the hell puts micrsoft bing on a google android phone. that just sounds wrong.
     
  6. pablo.station

    pablo.station Well-Known Member

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    I used the vibrant today. it doesn't have bing on it.
     
  7. chaoscentral

    chaoscentral Well-Known Member

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    there's your problem. Verizon wanted Bing on their phone, only the Verizon model will have Bing. I can confirm that every other version will have straight Google
     
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    Yah, only the Verizon Verizon version has Bing, thank god. The T-Mobile version I used yesterday was all Google.
     
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    aci78 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I forgot to mention that the 2 phones that had Bing on them were botht Verizon hunks of E-Vil.
     
  10. DKYang

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    - Bing has a deal with Verizon.
    - Yahoo has a deal with At&t
    - Sprint and T-Mobile don't have deals with any search engine so it's not like they are forced to install it on certain phones for a certain amount of times a year or whatever the agreement is.
     
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    Me either, I LOATHE msft monopoly and crappy sftware.. You earn RESPECT and +1.. ;)
     
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    Hey, part of the advantage of an open platform is that the various manufacturers/providers can create many variations on the core system, tweaking them for business reasons to meet the interests/needs of various kinds of users.

    As a result, I have no objection to them thinking I might want Bing (or something else) as my provider rather than Google (hey, someday I might actually want something other than Google, and thankfully I'll have a platform that is robust to that change).

    What I DO have an objection to is my choices being locked down. Include what you want as a default, but let me uninstall and replace with what I prefer.

    I have no idea what the various Galaxy S devices have by default and/or how easy it would be to change them, so don't read it as a specific critique, just as a broad comment to add to the conversation.
     
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    I just got a Vibrant today & there is no trace of Bing on it. That's almost a shame. Bing maps is really nice. I only miss that and the Redbox app from when I was using an iPhone.
     
  14. chaoscentral

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    there is a redbox app, and i believe MS just announced they will be bringing a full featured bing app to the android market shortly
     
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    That's great news on both fronts. I'll go check the marketplace for the Redbox app & I'll be anxiously waiting for the Bing one.
     
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    The redbox app is the free redbox code right?
     

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