Microsoft introduces changes to Bing on Windows Phone 8

Microsoft introduces changes to Bing on Windows Phone 8

PanARMENIAN.Net - Microsoft has been quietly been making changes to its Bing search design and experience for Windows Phone 8 owners. While the company has not issued a formal press release or blog post about the updates, they started appearing on some Windows Phone 8 devices in the U.S. Friday, Aug 2, according to Neowin.

One of the biggest changes is the pivot categories for Bing. Previously, it gave Windows Phone 8 owners the choice to go to Web, Local, Media, or Shopping search results. Now the number of pivot categories has been reduced to just three and the labels themselves have been changed to Web, Images and Video. The Media label was expanded to Images and Video, while Local and Shopping were dumped completely.

The Image pivot now features large thumbnails of photos while the Video pivot has video previews in a 2x2 format. The Web search has also been changed to include more content such as local results and product cards for items.

It's possible that Microsoft started the update earlier than planned and thus did not have time to issue a more detailed press release or blog post about the changes, Neowin says.

 Top stories
Messenger is being upgraded to allow users to share photos, audio clips, videos, animated snippets and other digital content.
The government argues that the new law is necessary in part to give a legal framework to intelligence work in France.
“This year we mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Turkey’s attempt to annihilate the Armenian people,” Partamian said.
The new guide will replace the old one on the firm's website, and will be sent to users who complain about others' posts.
Partner news