Bing for Android Update Improves The Search Results Page

The Bing search app for Android has a small but nice update rolling out to users today.  The update is version 6.8.25183598.D2C for those keeping score at home and who like to play version number Bingo.  On the surface, you are not going to find massive changes.  Functionally the app is the same as the previous version.  However, when you do a search, the results page are much more aligned to what you see when you use the desktop search in your browser.

Search results now offer a mix of links, branded results (if you are searching for a brand) and photos.  The idea is to bubble up not just text links to information but also provide more relevant media too.

The good news is that there is nothing for you to do.  Just keep using the Bing app or the Bing search bar (if you have that widget enabled) and you will get these new, polished search results

Bing for Android
Bing for Android

automatically.

While the Android world tends to focus on Google search for obvious reasons, Bing is a solid alternative.  Its accuracy and depth of information has continued to grow substantially and is the second most popular search engine behind Google – but it is a distant second for sure.

If you have the app installed on your phone, the update to this latest version will be coming to you via an OTA update.  If you want to give it a try, it is a free download in the Play Store.