Google updates its Windows Phone Search app


Who says Google never throws Microsoft a bone? Aw, jeez, ALL you guys? Well, it certainly can seem like that sometimes, and Google sure has chosen some unpopular places (YouTube) to make a stand, but it’s not like there’s no indication of amicability under those spats. Case in point: Google has just dropped a fresh update to its search app for Windows Phone.

Sure, it’s not the Google app we’d most like to see updated, but there still look to be some worthwhile improvements here. Like on WP8 devices, when using the updated app for voice searches, you’ll see your input popping up on screen straight away. There’s new integration with Google accounts, letting you sign in from the app, and better support for Google Images returned as search results. Beyond all that, you’ll find some general bugfixes and improvements, and Google mentions “resolution enhancements” that make it sound like the app will be a good fit for the new Lumia 1520.

The update should be available now for both Windows Phone 7.5 and 8 users.

Source: Windows Phone Store
Via: WMPoweruser

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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