Bing or Google?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by DannyNguyener, Jul 24, 2010.

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What is your default search engine?

  1. Bing

    12 vote(s)
    7.5%
  2. Google

    147 vote(s)
    92.5%
  1. DannyNguyener macrumors regular

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    I've been trying Bing since they've added the option in iOS and Safari 5. Bing's results are usually decent, and there are some Bing features that I like. But I still prefer Google's results.

    One thing that really bothers me about Bing in Safari on the iPhone is that you can't tap and hold a search result and open it in a new page. (Tap-and-hold does work on the iPad though, I believe.)
     
  5. Dillenger macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, 19 votes and as of today, not one for Bing.
     
  6. prot0type macrumors regular

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    Well I guess I just changed that.

    Bing is my default search engine for the time being, at least until the end of the month when their cashback program ends. Otherwise I also have the google app ready for whatever.
     
  7. ssdeg7 macrumors 6502a

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    I hate bing, my choices:

    1- Google
    2- Yahoo
    3...
    4- Bing
     
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    I tried Bing for a while, ended up going back to google because the results felt skewed.
     
  10. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    Yahooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bing sucks

    Why did apple add bing? Is there something in the future we should no about or does apple owe Balmer a favor or something?
     
  11. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Two reasons, I suspect.
    First, MS paid Apple a lot to include it.
    Second, Apple accepted MS's offer to strike back at Google for Android.
     
  12. AppleHater macrumors 6502a

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    I liked bing only for its cash back offer which will expire this month. Byebye bing.
     
  13. beg_ne macrumors 6502

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    I gave bing a spin on the iPhone with the latest update. Went back to google quickly after.

    Maybe bing is OK for some things. But searching for really basic, simple straightforward things always brought the result which I didn't want.
     
  14. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

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    I use Google. I found a website that had a split screen http://www.bing-vs-google.com/ -- not sure it shows both with the iPad. It didn't for me. Anyway, I tried it a few months ago and it was surprisingly decent with decent results (Bing) -- nonetheless I still use google.
     
  15. DifferentialApp macrumors regular

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    I guess I'm just familiar with Google. It's what I've used for quite a while, now.
     
  16. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

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    I am pretty sure Google is the default search engine on all iPads.
     
  17. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    Plain and simple, BING does not return the same sites as Google. No where close. Find a useful site you use and search verbatim in BING, I did on a few and nothing.

    I can't afford to use BING.

    Apple including BING is another example of Apple caving to media pressure, just like Multi-tasking and folders, both of which are useless on the iPhone.
     
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  19. MiPad macrumors newbie

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    B.I.N.G---But it's not google :D

    Google all the way cuz i have a google phone :D
     
  20. ddoolin macrumors regular

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    Google. They still have the superior algorithm, despite what those lawmakers try to say about it.
     
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    That's pretty much how it worked for me. I'd LOVE for a good competitor to google rise up but it may be a while.
     
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  24. NogbadTheBad macrumors regular

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    Sort of a pointless poll, Google rules the search world and Bing sucks big time.

    I use Gmail & Reader too and would still use Google if Apple did an iSearch, burn the heretic ;)
     
  25. Alvi macrumors 65816

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    Goolge is just Google, It's almost a verb Bing is just too new and It's a new website, i use google for my calendars, contacts, mail, all synced, i haven't used hotmail or msn in years, It's just another world...
     

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