Amazon Cut Google Search From Their Kindle Fire HD

kindle fire hdIn recent months many companies have been trying cut their dependence upon Google. For example Apple are leaving behind Youtube on iOS 6 and Amazon are choosing to start using Nokia Maps as opposed to Google. In a more surprising move it appears that the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD will now be using Bing as its integrated search browser. In a recent Kindle Fire HD hands-on Ubergizmo reports that in the recent upgrade to the Silk browser, we see the swap to Bing.

Google Search For Android Receives Update That Speeds Up Searching And Offers Country-Specific Results

googleIf you haven't notice, the Google Search app for Android received an update a little bit ago. This update is for users running Android 2.2 or 2.3 and brings some UI and performance enhancements. Once updated, this is what you'll see:

  • New color scheme and simplified UI
  • Faster, more responsive searches
  • Enhanced suggestions and query editing
  • Better localized suggestions and search results for more countries
  • Long press to remove history items

Google introduces faster movie search for Android devices


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