In what I still consider a violation in the highest order, Microsoft has updated its Bing application for Android. They’ve added better support for HTML 5 and added a few other key features:
“Today’s update uses HTML5 to blend the mobile browse experience with the app experience so you get a consistent and fast mobile search experience whether you’re using m.bing.com from your browser or the Bing app“
The update includes several cool new features such as:
- Maps/List Split View: Provides a dynamic way to synchronize a list such as business listings and directions and a map in a single view making it easy to see the location of what you’re searching for. Also works for driving directions and transit.
- Deals: One-stop deal shopping and convenient mobile phone access for local deals from more than 100 deal providers across the US.
- Video Domain: launched last month on m.bing, the new video domain is now available on iPhone.
- Transit/Real-Time: the Android app now features transit routing/real-time transit and news– all features that were previously only available on m.bing.com.
If you’re interested in downloading the application to your device, you can head on over to our popular apps database where you can find a QR code available or you can head on over to the Android Market. Check out the screen shots below and a quick video on Bing’s HTML 5 implementations.