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  1. JamesFoster

    JamesFoster Active Member
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    Microsoft released the Bing app for android a few hours ago. But because Bing and Verizon have a search deal it is only available on the Verizon appstore.
    But thanks to some folks at xda they have already posted the apk.
    Here is the link:
    New Bing App Out - Verizon only. APK here. - xda-developers
    You need to register.
    I've tested it on my HTC Desire.
    For those that don't know, go to settings - applications - unknown sources. Untick the box.
    Then install an app called file manager on the android market.
    Transfer the Bing app from a PC or just download it from the droid browser.
    Open the file manager and find the bing.apk on your microsd card and then press install.

    Please give me some thanks if you want to.
     

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  2. JamesFoster

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  3. w_bovine

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    Got it. I knew it was only a matter of time before it got out into the wild.

    I'll throw a thanks your way, but keep in mind, one is more likely to receive a sincere thanks when one does not ask for one. ;)
     
  4. JamesFoster

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    I really thought that more People would want the official Bing app. I use Bing on my handset for privacy reasons if nothing else. I don't want all my stuff going through Google.
     
  5. nifer

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    doh! already down
     
  6. DenverRalphy

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    Yeah, because we all know Microsoft doesn't gather information... :rolleyes:
     
  7. chrlswltrs

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    Is there something that Bing offers that makes it worth using instead of Google? I am happy with Google, you are using a Google android phone BTW
     
  8. JamesFoster

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  9. DenverRalphy

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    Nope, not really. Bing isn't bad (as well it isn't all that great either), I'm just somewhat petty and go out of my way to not voluntarily support Microsoft (based solely on their business practices..but I digress). There's nothing really wrong with Bing.
     
  10. w_bovine

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    I suppose it's really just a matter of preference, but I happen to like Bing. I've found it's good for looking up local information and it's fast. I had it on my BlackBerry and had been awaiting its Android debut.
     

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