Windows Phone App Short Take: MetroG

For those who prefer Google over Bing, MetroG is a Windows Phone app may be an app worth giving a try. MetroG is a search app for your Windows Phone that reaches out through Google to search the web for all your keywords.

MetroG is a nice looking app with a conservative appearance. The main page has your keyword search field up top and three button search options (news, web and images) down below. On paper, MetroG isn't a bad search application but its performance seemed to fall a little short.

When you conduct a keyword search, you will have the predictive terms drop down from the search field as well as predictive typing above the keyboard. Your results are returned across three pages, web, images and news. If you tap one of the search buttons on the main page, that category of results will pop up first. The other two pages can be viewed by side swiping at things.

Images are presented in thumbnail fashion and full size images can be viewed by tapping the respective thumbnail. Images can be saved to your Windows Phone Pictures Hub.

Where MetroG falls short is with the search results. I found the search ability of MetroG to be very spotty. Terms like Windows 8, Android, Middle East, Politics and Earth yielded no results in the New and/or Web category.  Every now and then you could search the term again and get results but that just felt like too much work.

MetroG has potential but falls a little short with its performance. MetroG is a free app for your Windows Phone so you won't be out much if you give it a whirl. Who knows, you may have better luck at it. You can find MetroG here at the (opens in new tab) Windows Phone Store.

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • I saw this app one or two days ago and installed it but it couldnt find any results to my searches. It only finds images but nothing in the news or web catogories. I just installed it again now and it's still the same. So I don't see why anybody would use this. 
  • Why would I choose this over the Google app in the marketplace?
  • Because the google app sucks...just a web page over an app bar
  • that's true, but funtionally it looks identical to this app
  • The Google app is actually less functional than the web site because predictive search terms aren't available.
  • When I first read the title, I thought it was "MetroAG"
  • I hate those guys!!
  • I need to find a good google + app any suggestions
  • Only get image results
  • how can it have metro in the name? I thought that every app with metro pre or suffix would never get published?!