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Droid does Bing. Microsoft’s search & map app arrives on Android

August 30, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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Microsoft announced today the release of the official Bing app for Android. Available for free only to Verizon customers, people who have selected to Bing it out can now get their fix on their mobile device.

Bing has arrived with voice search, maps, and contextual results in tow. According to the announcement, voice search will give instant answers relevant to the query, so saying “movies” into the mic will bring up local theatre schedules, saying flight status will bring up the travel page, and so on. The same can be done for hotels, news, traffic, and more.

There is also a heavy visual component thanks to the “endless scrolling results” for image search, and a home page of the Bing app that includes images that can be explored by double tapping. Bing also includes a tab for searching for directions, local results, news, and maps.

Download Bing from the Android Market if you are a Verizon customer. I am not a Verizon customer so I’m currently unable to provide impressions or locate an easy-to-share download link.

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