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(Introduction by Rush24:
Just when I was about to jump off the bridge of despair on my last post, my fellow editor, Pradeep, swooped down to save the day with following timely information, about Bing updates for WP7)
Many Windows Phone 7 users were embarrassed when Microsoft announced handful of updates to Bing application in iOS and Android platform and they had no word on their own WP7 platform. Bing is not a downloadable application in Windows Phone 7 platform as it is in other mobile platforms, so it cant be updated as other platforms. So when is this update coming to Windows Phone 7? The answer is â€˜soonâ€™. When you get the next Windows Phone 7 OS update( probably in the month of Jan-feb) , Bing will be updated with new features. The new features shown on iOS will be eventually coming to other platforms as well as confirmed by Bing Maps architect Blaise in the below video.
Google on the other hand to handle these type of issues in Android is starting to tear it’s core apps like mail,maps,etcÂ from the operating system and making them independent,so thatÂ they can be updated outside of an OS update. Should Microsoft follow Google? Or Continue its strategy?
Microsoft Research showed its research project called street slide just few months ago and its already implemented in Bing maps for mobile in someway. Take a look at the streetside demo shown at Bing search summit yesterday and then watch the video below from Microsoft research released months ago.