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Bing Hearts Android

You got your Android in my Bing–no, you got your Bing in my Android.

If you can’t beat them, well, you know….

That’s now the official policy of Microsoft (MSFT), it seems, as its Bing search engine offers an app for Google (GOOG) Android for Verizon (VZ) customers.

The “Bing for Mobile Android” app will include a daily image, maps, driving directions and traffic information, as well as instant answers for movies, stocks quotes, flight status and local business listings.

Bing has had huge success with its Apple (AAPL) iPhone app and, thus, is–as expected–moving onto the next big smartphone platform.

Next up, presumably, more Android carriers and, of course, a Bing app for the Windows Phone 7, which will be Microsoft’s newest effort to keep up in the mobile market.

Here is a screenshot of the app, and you can read a blog post from Bing on the subject here, with more screenshots:


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