After Microsoft released a Bing! for Android app earlier, the search engine giant has finally responded by releasing a search app for Windows Phone 7 users everywhere.
Searching with Google on your Windows Phone 7 device just got easier. The Google Search app for Windows Phone 7 provides quick and convenient access to a rich set of search results, allowing you to search the web, images, local, news, and more.
This initial release of the Google Search app includes several features that help you to search faster – suggestions appear automatically as you type, you can choose to repeat a query from your search history, and your current location is used to provide more relevant results. (Google Mobile Blog)
Unlike it’s iOS and Android cousins, the Windows Phone 7 app does not include voice search which may upset a few users who prefer not to type upon their phones (especially those with large basketball fingers).
With Google’s entrance upon Windows Phone 7, it will be interesting to see whether the company will be able to dethrone Bing! in it’s own backyard (as unlike most handsets, Bing! is the default search option).
There is no word on whether Google will launch other mobile apps upon Windows Phone 7 (like Google Maps, Google Earth or even Google Voice), but either way it looks like users now have an alternative to Bing! without having to open up the browser upon Windows Phone 7.
Originally posted on November 8, 2010 @ 3:30 pm