Hands on video with the new Google app

The new Google search app is essentially useless. The only new thing it brings is voice search, and we’ve already got that in Windows Phone.

In fact, Windows Phone’s voice search has been far more accurate than Google’s app in my experience.

Otherwise, the Google app is simply a search box that displays an embedded IE9 window with the results, instead of generating results in a nicer, more app-like format as Bing does.

The worst part is that you can’t open links in the full Internet Explorer so you’re stuck using the annoying embedded browser window. There’s no sharing links, no opening links in different tabs…. it’s terrible.

You should either visit google.com from Internet Explorer or use Bing Search instead of this useless app!

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