Bing is a Microsoft product that gets mixed reactions. On Windows Phone, however, Bing has some great features. Local Scout and Music scanning are two of my favorite and regularly used ones; another feature Bing has is Vision that can be used to scan barcodes. In Windows Phone 8, Bing is all set to get several new features. Microsoft calls Bing the decision engine and not a search engine, according to the SDK leak however, Bing will become an information hub.
In addition to Music, Local Scout and Vision, Windows Phone 8 Bing will have:
- Personalized suggestions
- Top headlines
- Top videos
- In theater movies
- Movie ratings
- Local deals (aggregated form services like Groupon)
- Improved Local Scout interface
- My favorite feature—search nearby WiFi spots
Here are some images of the all new Bing hub.
The pretty cool movies hub: