The Bing team talks about Bing on Windows Phone 8

The Bing team has posted this video giving an overview of the Bing features in Windows Phone 8.

The app now features:

Bing Explore: New to Windows Phone 8, you can now easily swipe the Bing home page across to see content relevant to you, including trending stories, local deals and more.

Take the Bing Homepage with you: Now you can take the iconic Bing Homepage with you. The lock screen image on Windows Phone 8 automatically retrieves the image of the day so you have something fresh, beautiful and dynamic to look forward to at the start of everyday.

App Connect and Store Search: Ever wonder which app does what? Bing has you covered. Bing search results now return Windows Phone Store apps that are relevant to what you’re searching. For example, when you search for movie times, Bing will show you several of the top movie apps. Bing also powers search for both apps and games in the Store. This system has also been rolled out to Windows Phone 7.x devices.

Unfortunately the most obvious thing to me is that most of these features are not available outside of US.

The service is however still significantly improved  – it now opens faster, and when doing a media search one can now finally zoom in in the pictures and flick from one to another, not to mention search videos, which also works well.

How are our Windows Phone 8 users enjoying the updated Bing? Let us know below.



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