The system apps in Windows Phone don’t see many updates outside of the major OS updates. One app that can be updated independently is Bing Search. Once in a while Microsoft will change how the results in Bing Search look, but usually it’s not a big deal. Today the folks over at WPDaily discovered some pretty major UI changes in Bing Search.
In previous versions of Bing Search there were four tabs to swipe between: web, local, media, and shopping. In the new version of the app they have cut it down to just three: web, images, and video. This makes it a little easier to find what you’re looking for. Each of these tabs has also seen some redesign, especially the web page.
As you can see above, the Web page now acts as local and shopping, aside from also showing search results and related news. A search for “Starbucks” reveals a map of locations, and a search for “Arkham City” reveals a product page for the game. This is much more useful as it combines all the things you want to see in one page.
The Media page is split up in Images and Video pages. Each page has recieved a slight redesign, and now makes it easier to find that perfect photo or video. It was annoying before to have to tap “see more images” when looking for a photo. Now you can scroll endlessly through results without any extra steps.
So, when can you get this update? We’re not sure. It seems WPDaily, and only a few other Reddit users, have received the update. All those that have recieved it are located here in the U.S. Microsoft has not said anything official about the update yet. We’ll just keep waiting.