Android gets some Metro flava with updated Bing client

Thankfully, Windows Phone "Mango" greatly enhances Bing on our devices (see video review), meaning we can be less jealous of the search service on competitors brands like the iPhone and even Android (with the latter always being more "meh"). Having said that, it's still nice to see Bing getting its due and in this case, Android just received a nicely new minted update to their Bing client.

It's an interesting design--not as polished as the iPhone/iPad version but it still has a certain flare to it. Less Metro, more style. Surprisingly, despite some of the anti-Microsoft pot shots that you would expect, users seem pretty impressed with it which goes to show you that on some level, Android and Windows Phone fans can agree on something.

Check our Phil's AndroidCentral video review of the client to see it in action after the break.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • That guy sounds like Seth Rogen.
  • Geez! You shoot Android every chance you get! Why not take shots at iOS for a change! For its bland interface and crappy notifications? As a WP & Android user this gets old... And fast. I dont want us to be recognized as "iFans" or "iSheep". Is it because their OS is at the top? I would'nt expect their Bing to be that great because, well they are Google and iOS search sucks!
  • how about letting the editors shoot whatever the fu©k they want? its not like android central doesn't shoot WP every chance they get
  • I am that not self-conscious about Wp. I won't go to their site to see if they bash! What are you ten and pretending you are at camp and prank the rival camp? How about you let me say what I want to say and think? Why do we have to stoop to their level? Why nor bash iOS?Get off of your high horse! Cursing doesn't help your argument either.You mad?
  • iOS gets bashed too. but android is the it thing to bash on this site now because of the recent dealings of google. of course if u dont like it ur more than welcome to goto Android central where there's no bashing of android there. we have the class to not go over there and bash like some of them tend to do over here.
  • Lol. So if another company starts making dealings they should get bashed? Now I agree Google is one dirty company but that doesn't make their products worse or better. I was just stating my opinion, no need to get your panties in a bunch! Like I said I use both OS' and like them for what they bring to the table! o_O
  • WTF!! are u talkin about? u are the one who got worked up over him saying something about android not me! even the guy in the video said he preferred google and I wasn't offended. why because he was on ANDROID CENTRAL and I would expectsuch a viewpoint.
  • @surge48, who are you talking to? Where in the post did we take a pot shot at Android?
  • what lol you wrote it. The whole "meh" thing. Nothing to get worked up about! Pot shot thats funny, i will have to remember to use that.
  • @surge48 - you misunderstood the post then. Bing search on the iPad/iPhone was pretty amazing, it had features we didn't have on pre-Mango devices, amazing design, etc. The Android version of Bing (what I was referring to) was always "meh". It was not an amazing port of MS's Bing service, nor did it set any benchmarks for design.I wasn't referring to Google search.
  • u don't have to answer to him
  • Funny how the reviewer calls Bing on Android "gorgeous." It looks alright (not thrilled with the category labels), but those blinking and flashing status indicators belonging to Android OS at the top look like **** juxtaposed against the Bing app's simplicity.