Bing for Android is turning into a pretty useful little app

With its latest update, Bing for Android is turning into a pretty useful little app. While most Android users are loathe to use a competitor’s engine, and Google’s search dominance is well established, Microsoft is approaching the game from another angle. It is offering users a simple, clean interface with a heavy emphasis on images.

To that end, the latest update adds the ability to save images to one’s device with a single press-and-hold action. It’s not a huge change, but is just useful enough to consider opening the app every once in a while.

The app also has some other useful features, like the ability to bookmark a page or search term; the option to take a screenshot of a search; to use voice to query a term; and quickly share a page or result to Facebook.

Bing for Android is unlikely to sway hardcore users of Google, especially those entrenched in Google Now, but it’s a very well designed app from a company that hasn’t typically taken Android seriously.

[source]Google Play[/source]

MobileSyrup may earn a commission from purchases made via our links, which helps fund the journalism we provide free on our website. These links do not influence our editorial content. Support us here.

Related Articles