Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Dec 2012 11:24 UTC
Windows "Does Windows Phone need Google and its services to be successful? No. The fate of Windows Phone and its adoption in the marketplace does not rest in the hands of Google. Microsoft itself holds the key to Windows Phone becoming a successful platform, rapid evolution of its cloud services and integration with the rest of the MS eco system." Good editorial on Google killing AES support for consumers and how it affects Windows Phone, by WPCentral's Robert Brand.
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Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Nope. Google will be able to be set as the default search engine in IE on Windows Phone, the Search Button is still hard-wired to the Bing app.

It may sound bad, but the way it was before where the Search button was contextual was worse because little developers used it, it was used inconsistently, and there was no visual cue.

It used to be that the Search button let you actually search inside apps that implemented the functionality, but it didn't really work out so well.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

To be honest I use the 'back' button 99% of the time.

It would have been a nice feature to use the search button to search within apps instead of just being a shortcut to Bing.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Its a shame they didn't re-add it in WP8 and made it more like the Search Contract. That takes care of both contextual and universal OS searching.

Huge miss IMO.

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