PSA: Bing Search update for Windows Phone 8 going wider in the US

Back at the beginning of August, Microsoft detailed the upcoming changes to Bing Search for Windows Phone 8. The change was meant to keep Windows Phone 8 in line with the current desktop version of Bing and due to metrics on user action, the Search layout was changed.

It was noted though that these changes, which are occurring on Microsoft’s backend and not the device itself, would be rolling out to the US first and the rest of the world in the coming weeks. At the time quite a few of you in the US already had the update, though on our T-Mobile and AT&T devices, we were left out of the mix.

However, since yesterday we’ve noticed our Bing Search has finally received the previously announced overhaul, merging Local results and giving media a new layout. In addition, we’ve had a handful of tips from readers noting the same change, so we’re surmising that Microsoft has activated a second stage of deployment.

Have you noticed the changes? If so let us know below with your location.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the 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 watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. 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.