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Bing! Will you switch to the upcoming Bing for Android app?

July 14, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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Microsoft’s little search engine that could, Bing, is coming to Android soon. This isn’t a surprise because we already pointed that out when Verizon announced the Samsung Fascinate and revealed that it would come pre-loaded with Bing Search and Bing Maps. Microsoft spoke about it more at an event yesterday, which caught some people off guard.

I am 100% in favor of Bing coming to Android. Aside from Microsoft recognizing the need to be in front of the fastest-growing group of eyeballs, it provides choice to a good product. “But you were against putting Yahoo! on the Backflip, Andrew.” Yes, but that’s because Yahoo! sucks and was put on to replace Google without giving people choice. The Bing app for non-Fascinate Android phones will be a decision that people make and Bing is actually a good search engine and has some great things that I’m sure some people will want.

So how many of you have chosen to “Bing it out” like others have said? The Bing crowd is small but it’s out there.