Google Search Comes to Windows Phone 7 Handsets

By Tammy Wolf November 09, 2010

Google is stomping onto Bing territory, as it has launched its own search app to the newly-released Windows Phone 7.

Though Bing is the primary search engine for Windows Phone 7, Google Search is an alternative option that promises to give faster and more relevant search results, according to the search engine giant.

 "The Google Search app for Windows Phone 7 provides quick and convenient access to a rich set of search results, allowing you to search the Web, images, local, news, and more," Google wrote in a blog post. "The initial release of the Google Search app includes several features that help you to search faster – suggestions appear automatically as you type, you can choose to repeat a query from your search history, and your current location is used to provide more relevant results."

The free application can be found in the Windows 7 Marketplace, which already houses 1,000 apps since its launch three weeks ago. The Windows Phone 7 devices – including the Samsung Focus and HTC Surround available on AT&T and the HTC HD7 supported on T-Mobile – debuted Monday in stores. All three phones are available for $199 with a two-year contract.

More handsets on the Windows Phone 7 platform will be unveiled soon, including the Dell Venue Pro for T-Mobile and LG Quantum for AT&T. And 2011 will see the HTC 7 Pro on Sprint.

Google is making big moves (as always), as it revealed a new feature allowing Google searchers to quickly see previews of websites before clicking on them. Called “Instant Previews,” the feature will soon be available, and users will be on their way to avoiding any websites that are irrelevant to their search.


Tammy Wolf is a TechZone360 copy editor. Previously she was assistant to the editor at The Darien Times, a weekly newspaper in Darien, Conn., where she edited submissions, did page layout and design and helped manage the newspaper's website. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

TechZone360 Copy Editor

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

Verizon, Oh Verizon, Where Are You Going?

By: Doug Mohney    2/23/2017

Last June, Verizon closed a $4.4 billion deal to buy AOL. Executives said the acquisition would enable the company to layer AOL's advertising strength…

Read More

AMD: The Time For Ryzen Has Arrived

By: Rob Enderle    2/23/2017

The Ryzen part is a powerful alternative to Intel's offering, which will result in several new, more powerful, and affordable systems for those that g…

Read More

Voice 2017 - Best of Times, Worst of Times

By: Doug Mohney    2/21/2017

Voice is in a unique position these days, judging from the conversations I've had over the past six weeks during CES and ITEXPO. Available quality is …

Read More

Needed: Better Location Tech for RideShare Services

By: Doug Mohney    2/21/2017

Uber, Lyft, and other ride services have pushed the bounds of location tech to the point of frustration for end-users, both drivers and customers alik…

Read More

Human Carrying Drones May Arrive in 2017

By: Rob Enderle    2/21/2017

There are a couple really big problems that will likely make human carrying drones more of a tourist attraction than a real solution for some time, bu…

Read More