Curse be the day when I recommend anyone to use Microsoft’s Bing. On the Android devices specifically. I have no reason why but I simply consider the very thought of Bing to be sinister. Anyhow coming to the news, Microsoft has released the Bing app coming to the Android platform and to begin with, it is only available for the Verizon customers. Talk about exclusivity!
A lot is missing as users won’t be able to get hold of the complete Binging experience. Nonetheless you will be able search images, news, get directions on maps, etc. Something which Google Maps already does with its app but it misses out navigation via voice. Other than that it provides a more simpler experience when it comes to searching for business around you. It’s isn’t as effective and precise compared to traditional services like Yelp, etc, but i guess that won’t be missed much. It does have Voice Search which Google had already introduced, but I am sure it wont be as swift compared to what Google has to offer.
The only things which gives Bing any plus point is the aesthetic feel. The app changes images on a daily basis and I hate this mention by all means, because it does nothing to help me with search. But that’s just my personal reason.
What astonishes me however is why in the world would Microsoft opt for exclusivity and bring it for Verizon users only? Makes absolutely no sense to me. Does it to you? Leave us your answers in the comments and your experience with the Bing App.