Verizon: Ditching Google in favour of Bing?

As many of you may know, Bing was announced as the search engine for the Samsung Galaxy and Fascinate back in late June. Thanks to The Droid Guy who has written a very interesting article, it has come to our attention that a Verizon spokeswomen announced that Bing would now be the default search engine on their feature phones. This is because of the “great” relationship between Microsoft and Verizon.

It was also said that customers could change their default search engine if they wished, but on closer inspection of the Fascinate it appears that the Google search bar is not featured in the Android Widgets menu. It is also not available from the market either. Google will not like the sound of this one little bit after launching their new search tool “Google Instant” yesterday. Following on from this post, we have an article for you on the Google Instant search tool coming to mobiles.

Before jumping to any conspiracy theories it has not been confirmed that Verizon will be saying goodbye to Google as one of its search engines, however it has been whispered that they are planning to make Bing the primary search engine for all of their future devices. This tasty information can be found on The Droid Guy.

So what do you think about the search engine situation? Leave us a comment with your opinions.

  • Dabil

    a) Verizon paid $500 million to position bing as Verizon's exclusive search enginge.
    b) Verizon has stated that Bing will NOT be on ALL future Android phones. But they have not given a plan or logical progression for which phones will and won't be Bing billboards.

    I got this information directy from a Verizon Support Tech.

  • Bradd

    On Blackberry Storm 2…default engine is bing and you CANNOT change

  • http://www.cellphonelinks.net/usedcellphones nonsense2

    At what point does anti-competitive behaviour meet collusion?

  • Ivie

    I prefer GOOGLE.